Esposas de Cristo, Hijas de la Iglesia

Always Forward! History of Hispanic Missionaries in the U.S.

Para español

June 6-17, 2022

Mission San Antonio de Padua

Jolon, California

This year’s course, entitled Always Forward! History of Hispanic Missionaries in the U.S., will explore the contribution of Spanish-speaking Catholic missionary priests and sisters to the Church in the United States over the past five-hundred years. The study will follow the work of those who served Catholic communities from Florida to California, and from the Southwest to New York City. 


First held in 2015 as an initiative for the Year of Consecrated Life, the Esposas de Cristo course provides a forum for ongoing intellectual formation, prayer, and community among Hispanic sisters from different congregations.


Held in Spanish, our summer course for women religious is one of the many events through which CMSWR seeks to enrich and nourish religious life in the United States. Women religious from different congregations will serve as instructors for the course, providing introductory talks and facilitating discussions. It is a communal experience of ongoing intellectual, theological, and spiritual formation, as promoted by Perfectae Caritatis, the Vatican II Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life: “Religious should strive during the whole course of their lives to perfect the culture they have received in matters spiritual and in arts and sciences” (18).


To register for this year’s course please click here.




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