Sr. Barbara Cuellar, fhs grew up and lived her life in Kenilworth, NJ, before moving to Port St. Lucie, FL, almost 10 years ago. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Kean College in Elementary Education. She is retired from teaching, after having been a teacher for thirty years in early education, including some time teaching children with Cerebral Palsy. Following her retirement from teaching, Sr. Barbara went to work for Walmart, where she has been an employee for many years.
While in Kenilworth, Sr. Barbara was a life-long parishioner of St. Theresa's Catholic Church. having been very active as a Eucharistic Minister, visiting the homebound and nursing homes, the Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters organizations. She completed a three years study with the Archdiocese of Newark, with a certificate in the (CFM) Christian Foundations for Ministry Program. Having had an aunt who was a Dominican Sister, helped nurture the feelings she had for a religious vocation.
Currently, she lives in Port St. Lucie, FL, and is an active member in ministry with Sacred Heart Franciscan Community & Outreach. She is helping to promote vocations to the Franciscans of the Holy Spirit on the Treasure Coast. Also, Sr. Barbara is very active within the community in prayer ministry, and makes the habit rosaries for the Order.