On the 15th of the same month, they open a school in Mexico. One year later, another school opens its doors in the center of the city.
The Sisters are sensitive to the reality of extreme poverty that surrounds them; they desire to not only work with the poor, but to live among them. Their dedication attracts some young women to religious life who leave for the Novitiate in Lyon; and a few years later, others will do their novitiate in the United States. In July 1941, the novitiate is opened in Mexico City. The arrival of Mexican Sisters enriches the Congregation with other apostolic projects among the poor. In 1946, they open two free primary schools, and soon after, one for rural girls, and another for newspaper boys; they also work with orphans; the hospital branch of the Province is also being created. In 1958, Mexico was granted the status of Province.
First postulants in Mexico 1941
It was then that the Second Vatican Council asked the Congregations to return “to their Sources. »
From the start of the Council in Latin America, concerns and questions have arisen and multiplied, and the “preferential option for the poor” has had a wide repercussion throughout the Continent.
There have been new experiences of community life outside institutions, of integration in poor areas, in suburbs, in rural areas and among indigenous people.
In Soteapan, Veracruz. Indigenous area.