Please support the persecuted Church and her faithful
“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Bolivia’s Diocese of Oruro lies high in the Andes, at an altitude of close to 13,000 feet above sea level. It covers nearly 21,000 square miles, almost twice the size of New Jersey. But it is sparsely populated, with just around half a million people, at least half of whom live in the town of Oruro itself.
The 43 parishes of the diocese cover vast and often inaccessible regions, which the Sisters of Bolivia all serve. They proclaim the faith, teach the youth apostolate, and assist with the people’s concrete, day-to-day needs. The Sisters are particularly helpful with regard to healthcare and education, and they run soup kitchens and similar institutions for the poor.
This selfless work comes at a high price for the Sisters. The cold, the rigors of the high altitude, the difficult and often dangerous roads, the deserted landscape, the social environment – all this is hard to endure. But the Sisters know well that their help and support are urgently needed, so they continue their work for sheer love of God, since they receive no payment of any kind.
Bishop Krzysztof Bialasik speaks highly of the Sisters’ contributions to the diocese. But the diocese is very poor, and they cannot fund the Sisters’ work alone. He has asked us to help support 27 religious Sisters from nine different congregations. We have promised him $16,700.
Will you help fulfill our promise to the selfless Sisters spreading the faith and serving the poor in Bolivia?
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“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.
The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
For a country hit by civil unrest, economic collapse, COVID and now disaster, how much more can our faithful endure? Please give today.