Project of the Week: Supporting Religious Sisters in Haiti

Help for the training of 106 Little Sisters of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus working in rural areas

Haiti is the poorest country on the American continent, 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 no less turbulent. In early July, President, Jovenel Moïse was assassinated. Barely a month later, a severe earthquake struck the western part of this already afflicted land – followed by droughts and water shortages which seriously affect many people, especially in the country’s rural areas.

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 was founded in 1948, the first home-grown congregation of religious Sisters in the country. Today they are present in almost every single diocese in  Haiti. They work mainly with the poor in the remote and underdeveloped rural areas. This year has been a particularly difficult one for them because four of their houses were damaged by the recent earthquake. Even so, there are good reasons for them to be joyful, for their congregation has been blessed with numerous new vocations. Right now, there are no less than 106 young religious undergoing formation.

We would like to give $22,500 towards the cost of their formation. Will you help us?

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