Please support the persecuted Church and her faithful
“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
The nuns of India’s Diocese of Roukela write, “We cannot save the whole world, but at least we can help those people here among whom we live and work.” Roukela is located in the northern Odisha state, formerly Orissa, and 63 Sisters are based there. They normally work in schools or local parishes, but they are now occupied by the pandemic, helping those who are suffering most. They care for the sick, the elderly, and the handicapped, as well as migrant laborers, who have suddenly found themselves with no work and nothing to live on.
India currently has the fourth-highest number of COVID-19 infections, and many millions of its poorest people have lost their only source of income.
The Sisters do all they can to help. Some are busy sewing hundreds of feet of material into protective face masks, which they then distribute to the needy. But the material is not cheap, and they also need disinfectants and gloves in order to prevent the continued spread of the virus.
Since schools are also closed on account of the pandemic, those Sisters who were working as teachers have received no pay for months, and their teaching salaries are the congregation’s principal source of income.
Given these difficulties and the good, necessary work the Sisters do, ACN has offered to help with $11,300.
Will you give to support the life and ministry of the Sisters caring for India’s poor, sick, and elderly?
We are sure they will remember you in their prayers.
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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.