“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Fund the Training of 106 Young Religious Sisters in Haiti
Haiti is the poorest country in Latin America and one of the least developed nations in the world. Violence, crime, natural disasters, political unrest, poverty and hunger – there seems to be little in the way of suffering that does not afflict this country.
The year 2021 was marked by much turbulence. In early July, President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated. Barely a month later, a severe earthquake struck the western part of this already afflicted land. Then there were droughts and water shortages, seriously affecting many people, especially in the rural areas of the country.
These are the troubled circumstances in which the Little Sisters of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus are ministering to the suffering population. Their congregation, founded in 1948, was the first home-grown congregation of religious Sisters in the country, and by now they are present in almost every diocese of Haiti. They work with the poor in the remote and underdeveloped rural areas. This year has been a particularly difficult one for them as well, since four of their houses were damaged by the recent earthquake.
Thankfully, there are good reasons for the Sisters to be joyful, since their congregation has been blessed with numerous new vocations. At present, no fewer than 106 young religious are undergoing their formation. The people of Haiti need these Sisters, and it is vital for these young women, who are dedicating themselves to the service of God and the poor, to have the best possible spiritual and human formation. At the same time, they must also acquire the necessary practical knowledge in order to grow in their vocation and be able to effectively help others.
We are proposing to give $17,300 towards the cost of their formation.
Will you give to help these young women prepare for a life of service as religious Sisters in Haiti?
We are sure they will remember you in their grateful prayers.
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