Provide Housing to Accommodate Frail and Elderly Carmelite Sisters in the Philippines
The Sisters live an enclosed, contemplative life in a spirit of poverty and have few resources, so they have turned to ACN for help. Are you able to help today with a donation?
The Carmelites in
Tambacan, Philippines, have good reason to rejoice. Their convent, dedicated to
the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is blessed with many vocations. Of the 33 nuns
there at present, 21 are young Sisters still in formation. Another three young
women are still waiting to be able to enter the convent.
This great gift and
grace also poses a challenge. The convent is becoming too cramped. Now they
face a dilemma: according to the Rule of the Carmelite Order, each Sister
should have her own cell. But establishing a new convent in another place with
some of the Sisters would not only be too expensive but, given the number of
young Sisters still undergoing their training, difficult to realize in
practice. At the same time, turning away potential vocations is not a satisfactory
Since a number of the
elderly Sisters have now grown sick and frail and in many cases have difficulty
climbing the stairs, the congregation has come up with a solution that resolves
both problems at the same time. They would like to build on an extra wing,
where the frail and elderly Sisters can be housed. In this way they would no
longer have to climb the stairs and could also be more easily cared for. At the
same time they would then be freeing up more of the existing cells for the
younger Sisters. As a result, everyone would benefit.
The Sisters live an
enclosed, contemplative life in a spirit of poverty and have few resources, so
they have turned to ACN for help.
We were happy to promise
a contribute $21,300. Will you help us fulfill this promise to these provide
housing to accommodate frail and elderly Carmelite Sisters in the Philippines?
We are sure they will
remember you in their grateful prayers.
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