Blessed Wishes from Overseas

MEXICO:

Beloved benefactors of Aid to the Church in Need:

May Saint Mary of Guadalupe, Queen of the Americas, keep each of you and your families in her motherly heart. In times like these that we live, let the words of Santa María de Guadalupe echo in our hearts:

“Let your heart not be troubled, do not be afraid of this illness, or any other anguish; am I not here, am I not your mother.” We also follow with faith Pope Francis’ advice “Pray the Rosary and do not be afraid.”

We, the Capuchin Poor Clare Sisters, accompany each one of you in prayer.  We pray to God that instead of living in panic and despondency, the events we are experiencing help us to contemplate the greatness of God and the little ones of the human being, that we take advantage of each day to prepare diligently, and so, when God calls us to his presence (not precisely because of the pandemic), our lamps are lit with the oil of love.

Prayers and Blessings for each of you.

Fraternally, Sr. María Elena Salas Nieto, Mexico

ARGENTINA:

“I want to tell you, on behalf of all the Sisters who make up the Argentine Carmel Association, that we pray for all of you who are affected by this pandemic. Here in Argentina we have reacted in time. We hope it does not continue to expand.”

Our Lady of Luján, Discalced Carmelites of Argentina

 

HAITI:

I hope you are doing very well by the grace of God. I have to tell you that I am really worried about the spread of the corona virus around the world. In this sense, I would like to hear from you. Indeed, this virus creates a certain apprehension, a climate of fear in all the children of God. Here in Haiti, in celebrations, it was forbidden to join hands during the sign of peace.

Also, I know that the Church in need has helped the Haitian people a lot. As a pastor, I am sending this message to you to tell you that we are thinking of all benefactors. Faced with this situation, you can count on the prayer of the clergy and all the faithful of the parish of Saint Jean Baptiste. Because our God is great.

May God through the intercession of the Virgin Mary in her infinite love protect you and bring healing to all those who are infected with the corona virus! 

P. Benedick Lazar, smm

BURKINA FASO:

I am Father Roger Sanou of the Archdiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso, Diocesan Chaplain of Family Pastoral care first from 2011-2016, then since 2018, after my study stay at the Pontifical Theological Institute John Paul II of 2016 – 2018.

Hoping that you are in good health, I assure you all of my prayers not only that we are all safe from the global scourge of coronavirus, but also that a medical solution can be found there as soon as possible.

Good preparation and good climb to Easter. With the assurance of my prayers, with the families.

United in prayer and in action
Père Roger SANOU

 

CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC:

Greetings from Bangui,

For the past two weeks, our entire formation community, we have been carrying you in our prayers. We pray for all countries where there is already the Corona Virus. May God keep you in his love. We do not give up hope.

I pray for you and I count on your prayers

Père Edouard Tsimba, cicm (Rector)