Current Ministry Location: Ray Town, MO
Sister Julia was born on March 3rd, 1937 in Rochester, NY to Angela Kubista and Frank Kubista. She had 2 sisters and 1 brother. Sister Julia graduated from West Concord High School in West Concord, MN in 1954. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN in 1958.
Sister Julia entered Congregation at the Maryknoll Novitiate in Valley Park, MO on October 18th, 1960 from St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Winona, Wisconsin. She pronounced First Vows June 24th, 1963 at Valley Park, MO and Final Vows June 23rd, 1969 in Tanzania. After Profession, Sister Julia was assigned as Mary Rogers College secretary from June 1963 to August 1965 on half days, while she studied for her Masters degree in Mathematics which she received from Fordham University, NYC in 1965.
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 to Arusha, Tanzania at Oldonnyo Sambu Seminary as a Math teacher from 1970 – 1972. In addition, Sister Julia also did Primary Evangelization among the Masai people and the training of Christian Community leaders.
Sister Julia was also 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 to form a religious Missionary Community in St. Paul, Minnesota from 1994 – 2014.
Sister Julia presently resides in Ray Town, MO (2015)