Camagüey, Cuba, Dec 9, 2021 / 16:20 pm
The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Institute dedicated a commemorative plaque Dec. 6 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of their Salesian congregation to Cuba.
The congregation said in a statement that they first arrived on the island Dec. 7, 1921, where the Mercedarian friar and then bishop, Valentín Zubizarreta y Unamunzaga, encouraged them to “begin their mission in Saint Ann parish,” where the commemorative plaque was unveiled Dec. 6.
During the ceremony, the congregation’s delegate in Cuba, Sister Anna, said that, although there were few religious who were present during the unveiling of the plaque, they are just a representation of the "great Institute spread over the ends of the earth."
"There are almost 12,000 of us throughout the world, in 90 countries, filled with God and ready to announce salvation through Jesus Christ," she said.