Our mission in education began when we reached out to children orphaned by the diseases that brought us to Texas. Like our students, our work grew rapidly—first educating orphans and then opening schools in Texas and soon after in Mexico, Louisiana, and Missouri. Many of these schools still thrive. We continue to educate in nontraditional ways by empowering people, especially women and children, to deal with the challenges of life today.
Colegio San José in Monterrey did not suffer any disruption of classes or confiscation of property, however, and became a refuge for Sisters fleeing more troubled areas.
Sr. Margaret Patrice with Henry B. Gonzales.