The Order of the Visitation Sisters was founded in 1610 by Saint Francis of Sales and Saint Jane Frances de Chantal. Also known as the Salesian Sisters, they live a contemplative life of prayer in enclosure. At the same time, many are also involved in spiritual accompaniment and education.
“Our entire life, which is marked by obedience to a daily pattern, involving times of prayer, silence, work, study and community life, is a silent offering that we make to God, lovingly and for the salvation of souls.“
The Sisters produce candles as a means of supporting their modest lifestyle. But their income from this is not sufficient to provide them with even basic necessities such as medical care and daily needs. Will you help?
The Republic of the Philippines has a Christian population of about 90%, most of them Catholic. Through the years, the Church has had a prominent role in the life and development of the country. A country of immense wealth in natural resources, yet unfortunately is marked with severe social and economic differences. There is a Muslim minority in the country, however it is concentrated in the Southern part of the archipelago in the regions of Mindanao, Palawan and Sulú. To know more about the work of the Church in the Philippines Jonas Soto interviews Fr. Gregory Gaston, dean of the Philippine College in Rome.