“Through it all, there is one thing that is constantly driven home to me. That is that their faith (Maasai people) will not depend on any brilliant teaching on my part. It will be a gift to them from God through His one praying and believing body, His Church, in this very small world.”
Sister Julia Kubista entered Maryknoll on October 18, 1960 from St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Winona, Wisconsin. After Profession, Sister Julia was assigned as Mary Rogers College secretary from June 1963- August 1965 on half days, while she studied for her Masters degree in Mathematics.
Sister Julia’s first foreign assignment was to Africa in Morogoro, Tanzania at Marion Secondary School as a Math teacher from 1965 – 1970. Her next assignment was in Arusha, Tanzania at Oldonnyo Sambu Seminary as a Math teacher from 1970-72 and also Sister Julia did Primary Evangelization among the Masai people and training of leaders for Christian Community.
Sister Julia was in Loliondo and Ngorogoro, Tanzania until 1979 involved in Primary Evangelization – carried out by a pastoral team that was aimed at the initial formation of Christian communities.
Sister Julia worked in West Concord, Minnesota from 1979-1987, doing parish work at St. Vincent de Paul as First District Pro Life Leader and as the Rochester Area Pro Life Coordinator from 1987-1994.
Sister Julia continued doing pastoral work and helped form a religious Missionary Community in St. Paul, Minnesota from 1994 – 2006.
Sister Julia presently resides in Minnesota.