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Cuba

Cuba

Country Liaison: Lydia Bush

 

History

In 1994 the Order was introduced to Cuba by Bishop Jorge Perera's wife, Teresa, who had met Daughters in the United States. Linda Zaleski, David and Ginny Bushnell, and Patricia Harper were able to visit and work with women in at least four Cuban churches who wanted to become Daughters. In 2006 five new chapters were instituted by International Chair, Dr. Deborah Ajakaiye. But because of difficulty in travel and communication, there was very little contact with the original chapters. 

Revival of The Order in Cuba!
In 2013 Daughters from Charismata Chapter at St. Luke's, Live Oak, Florida traveled with members of their parish to their sister parish, Fieles a Jesús, in Matanzas, Cuba. The mission trip was to help with reconstruction of  the 100-year-old church building so that some of the homeless parishioners would have shelter and food. A Daughters of the King® chapter was instituted at Fieles a Jesús the following year.

 

 

International Chaplain and U.S. Daughters visit Three Chapters in Cuba

In May, 2019, International Chaplain Bishop William Skilton, his wife Debbe (a new Daughter), and Pam Runyon, International Assistant Chair, joined Daughters from Charismata Chapter, St. Luke's, Live Oak, FL on a friendship mission to Cuba. Deacon Phyllis Doty, Charismata Chapter Chaplain, organized the trip, along with Cuba Liaison Lydia Bush and Ann Thompson. They were assisted by Laurie Linsley and Bill Kosty, the team's photographer. The dual purpose of the trip was to meet with Daughters and to bring food and supplies to them and their parishes. 

Because communication has been very difficult, until recently we had no contact with the chapters that were originally instituted in Cuba. Since 2014 we have had strong ties with the newest chapter at Fieles a Jesús Church in Matanzas, but in 2018 Matanzas Daughters connected with Principe de Paz Chapter in Los Arabos. And this year they made contact with San Pedro Apostal Chapter in Zorrilla! It was a great joy for the U.S. Daughters to meet with all three of these chapters, who have been praying and serving so faithfully in Cuba.

 

Fieles a Jesús Chapter, Matanzas

The banner was a gift to U.S. Daughters: "Daughters of the King - Always Together." Chapter Chaplain Rev. Tulia Sanchez is in front.

 

Principe de Paz Chapter, La Trinidad Church, Los Arabos

Chapter members with Bishop Skilton and Rev. Juan Carlos Moreira, Rector of La Trinidad

 

San Pedro Apóstol Chapter, San Pedro Church, Zorilla

 

Daughters with their 2006 charter. Bishop Skilton is behind.

 

Daughters from Los Arabos, Zorilla and the U.S.

 

 

Deacon Phyllis Doty, Charismata Chapter Chaplain; Bishop Bill Skilton, International Chaplain; Rev. Tulia Sanchez, Fieles a Jesús Chaplain

 

 

U.S. Triennial 2018 - Austin, Texas

Although a representative from Cuba was not able to attend, Cuba Liaison Lydia Bush and Ann Thompson (pictured here) assembled the Cuba trifold that was displayed throughout Triennial.


U.S. Triennial 2015 - Salt Lake City, Utah


A representative from Cuba was unable to come to Triennial 2015, but our International
Chaplain, Bishop Bill Skilton (seated at the Cuba table just behind the candle) represented
our most recent chapter in Matanzas.

Torch Prayer Photo - February 2014


Back Row L to R - Ann Doswell, Barbara Mann, Deacon Phyllis Doty,
Patti Roper President, St. James DOK , Sandy Tieman.
Front Row L to R - Lydia Bush, Sharon Chamberlain, Andy Miller - President - St. Luke's DOK,
 Jan Engskow, Samantha Chamberlain, Loretta Steuart, and Peg Phillips.

The Mantanzas chapter's Prayer Partner, Charismata Chapter at St. Luke's, Live Oak, Florida prayed for their sister chapter. The President of a nearby chapter from St. James joined with them.
 

New Chapter in Matanzas

Members of Fieles a Jesús Chapter in Mantanzas, Cuba with their Chaplain, Rev. Tulia Sanchez, at the chapter's institution in 2014

Mother Tulia admitting one of the six new Daughters of Fieles a Jesús Chapter.


In 2013 members of Charismata Chapter, St. Luke's, Live Oak, FL introduced The Order to women at Fieles a Jesús parish in Matanzas, Cuba. 

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