Support for the Life and Pastoral Apostolate of the Missionary Sisters of Jesus Word and Victim in Cuba
We are proposing to help the Sisters in their work with a contribution of $3,900 and also to help for their basic living costs with an additional $5,000. Will you help support the pastoral apostolate of these Missionary Sisters in Cuba as the travel to "where the tarred roads end"?
“Where the tarred roads end, the work of the
missionary Sisters begins.” That is the motto of the Missionary Sisters of Jesus Word and Victim, first established in 1961 in Peru. The Sisters work especially in those areas
where there are too few priests.
Since 2016 some Sisters from this congregation have
also been active in the Diocese of Santa Clara in Cuba. Bishop Arturo González
Amador is delighted to have them in his diocese in this vast, remote and
difficult region, marked as it is by extreme poverty and lack of
infrastructure. Various sects are increasingly spreading here, and they seem to
have more resources at their disposal than the local Catholic Church. Yet the
bishop tells us how grateful these poor country people are to the Sisters for
visiting them and helping them, and he praises their “tremendous pastoral zeal.”
The Sisters instruct both children and adults in the
Catholic faith and prepare them for reception of the sacraments. They visit
families in their homes and minister to the sick and the dying. They are also
allowed, with the permission of the bishop, to organize Liturgies of the Word
and to distribute Holy Communion, as well as to celebrate weddings and
funerals. Many villages are so remote that they have not seen a priest for
Often the people have only the most rudimentary
knowledge of their faith. “Many of them say they believe in the Virgin Mary,
but don‘t know about her Son. They have been living for many years without God
and without any catechetical instruction,” reports Sister Veronica. Clearly,
there is a great deal of evangelizing work to be done here. Happily, the
children are very much open to this, and the Sisters teach them proper moral
values and tell them all about Jesus.
We are proposing to help the Sisters in their work
with a contribution of $3,900 and also to help for their basic living costs
with an additional $5,000.
Will you help support the pastoral apostolate of these
Missionary Sisters in Cuba as the travel to “where the tarred roads end”?
We are sure they will remember you in their grateful
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