Filipino Missionaries to serve at Lower Brule
Two sisters from the Theresian Missionaries of Mary (TMM), a diocesan religious women’s community in the Philippines, are residing on the campus of St. Joseph’s Indian School as they prepare for future ministry with the Lower Brule Pastoral Team. Sr. Clary Joy (left) has spent the past few months studying in the English and Culture Studies program at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. Sr. Eulogia (Yollie) Nobabos (right) is coming to South Dakota just days after her arrival in the United States.They are pictured above during a visit to the Provincial Offices in Wisconsin in September.
Dehonians (Priests of the Sacred Heart) in the Philippines have worked in many of the same areas as the TMM sisters. In October 2022, Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, went to the Philippines to meet with TMM leadership to discuss possibilities for collaboration with the SCJs in South Dakota. The community graciously agreed to send two of its members.
This will be Sr. Clary Joy’s second trip to South Dakota. She first went there in July for the centennial celebrations in Lower Brule.