Support Two Religious Sisters in Cuba

The Missionary Congregation of the Evangelizing Sisters of Mary was founded in 1975 in Uganda, in East Africa. During the papal visit to Uganda in 1969, Pope Paul VI emphasized that the African people should now be their own missionaries, and the establishment of this congregation was one fruit of this new understanding. Today, many African priests and religious Sisters are working as missionaries, not only on their own home continent, but also in many other parts of the world. Since 2015, they have worked on the island of Cuba.


Two of these African Sisters – one from Uganda, one from Kenya – are currently working in the city of Palma Soriano in the Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba in the far south of the island, where they minister to 15 outlying communities in the rural areas. These Sisters give catechetical instruction to children, young people and adults; they also help the needy, care for the frail and elderly and support families in the area.

The Archbishop has the highest regard for their work. In this country, subject for decades to atheist, socialist rule and still suffering a severe economic crisis today, both their support for the needy and also their work in proclaiming the faith are vitally important. While close to 70% of the population are baptized Catholics, only very few really play an active part in the life of the Church. The archbishop estimates that only around 1% of the baptized actually attend Holy Mass. This is where the living witness of these Sisters can do so much to change things. 

The Church in Cuba is poor, and so the Archbishop has turned to us for help. We are planning to help these two Sisters in their life and ministry with support of $2,400 for the coming year. 

Will you join in supporting these two Sisters as the work to serve children, the poor, the elderly and others in need in Cuba?

We are sure they will gratefully remember you in their prayers.

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