The Carmelite convent is in a sense the spiritual heart of the diocese, yet at the same time it is not easy for the Sisters to support themselves. Their contemplative life in strict enclosure allows them only limited means of supporting themselves, and most of the Sisters are already elderly. In practice this means that the convent is dependent on outside support.
The Catholic faithful are poor, and they have made big sacrifices to be able to purchase a plot of land on which to build a church, even if they still have nowhere near enough to pay for its construction. Will you give so that these poor faithful in Haiti can have their own parish church?
Many settlements of the indigenous peoples can only be reached by boat. The parish doesn't have a boat, so it can be very difficult to visit the families, celebrate the Liturgy in their chapels, provide religious instruction and generally be with the people pastorally.
The Priestly Congregation of the “Miles Christi” was founded in 1994 in Argentina. The name means “Soldiers of Christ,” and their desire is to seek something different from what the world has to offer. Their Rule stipulates that they should reject a “vulgar, empty and useless life” and instead ask themselves, with their gaze turned to Jesus Christ, “What have I done for Christ? What am I doing for Christ? What must I do for Christ?”
It is important for the Church to strengthen Catholic children in their personal faith. These little Christmas booklets are intended to do just that by helping the love of God to grow in children‘s hearts. Then they will be able to come to the manger at Christmas and adore the newborn Messiah, the Christ Child, together with the shepherds and the Wise Men from the East, and bring Him their love.