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?
Christians who have returned to their homes in the historic Christian neighborhoods of the city of Homs, Syria, express their thanks to donors and supporters of Aid to the Church in Need. Thanks to your generosity, these families can celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas in an atmosphere of hope--after years of war, displacement, fear and terror.
With your help, Aid to the Church in Need is able to distribute Christmas gifts alongside humanitarian support, restoring a sense of dignity and joy for long-suffering Syrian families. This video captures their message of gratitude to their fellow Christians in the US.