Pope Francis speaks of the importance of this kind of love and service:
“Jesus wants us to touch human misery, to touch the suffering flesh of others…to enter the reality of other people’s lives and know the power of tenderness.”
Through your support of our ministries in Guatemala and around the world, you can enter into that reality and show the power of tenderness to those who have been abandoned, oppressed, shunned, and forgotten.
St. Mary’s Hospice
Through St. Mary’s HIV Hospice Center, Maryknoll Sisters Delia Marie (Dee) Smith and Marlene Condon are caring for those who have been rejected by their own communities, sometimes even by their own families. In our ministries, in our community, there are no outcasts. Every person is recognized as a child of God, and treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Our programs reach about 500,000 people in fhe Southwest region of Guatemala, serving people with HIV and special needs, such as nutritional deficits, beginners with antiretroviral treatments or those who have been abandoned by their family.
Project Life (Proyecto Vida)
Sister Dee’s caring led her to found Project Life, which is the umbrella organization encompassing St. Mary’s Hospice. This project offers literacy classes, transportation to doctors, and even basic farming opportunities, such as growing healthy food, raising chickens, and keeping bees.
We have to raise over 60% of our funding privately to support the hospice, which serves people with HIV and special needs, such as nutritional deficits, beginners with antiretroviral treatments, or those who have been abandoned by their family. Your support helps raise the additional 40% needed to continue saving lives.
Through your support of our ministries in Guatemala and around the world, you show the power of love to those who have been abandoned, oppressed, shunned and forgotten.
Please help us replace rejection and despair with healing and hope by donating to the Maryknoll Sisters.
God bless you always.
The Power of Human Touch to Heal and Transform
Can never be Underestimated