Franciscan Sister Alicia Cuaron, founder and director of Bienestar Family Services of Centro San Juan Diego, the Denver Archdiocese’s center offering pastoral and family care to Spanish-speakers at 2830 Lawrence St. in Denver , announced her retirement in a letter emailed today. The letter is below.
I am excited to share with you the next step I have decided to take in my personal journey. Effective June 12, 2014, I will be leaving my position as director of Bienestar Family Services at Centro San Juan Diego of the Archdiocese of Denver. I am very proud of having been the founder and director for the past 10 years. Bienestar continues to serve as a critical vehicle in providing the Hispanic community with education, leadership and family support services.
I have witnessed the tremendous growth and solid foundation within Bienestar Family Services and the Office of Hispanic Ministry. I am honored to have contributed toward the development of a strong educational institution and establishing higher quality standards for Spanish-speaking immigrants.
Although this is a bittersweet moment for me, I know that this mission will continue through organizations like Centro and individuals like you who are dedicated to the successful integration of Hispanics in this country. I want to express my sincere gratitude for your collaboration with Centro which is critical for the continued success and future of the Hispanic community.
I look forward to a time of spiritual renewal with my religious community of Sisters of Saint Francis. Thank you for a decade of friendship, inspiration and collaboration.
Sister Alicia V. Cuarón O.S.F. Ed.D