Pope Francis announced the new World Day of the Poor will be celebrated on November 19 this year. It will be marked each year on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary time. The theme is that of the words of the Apostle John “…let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth.”
We hope you will join the Maryknoll Sisters and celebrate this new World Day of the Poor. Your gift will provide the love to the poor people, loving them as Jesus loved.
In Cambodia, Sr. Helene O’Sullivan MM is providing a safe living space, education and job training for young women survivors of human trafficking and sexual abuse. In East Timor, Sr. Julia Shideler MM teaches Earth Science and Public Health to the youth. In Guatemala, Sr. Dee Smith MM offers HIV Prevention & Integrated Care. In Peru, Sr. Pat Ryan defends the indigenous people’s rights especially their water. In Tanzania, Sr. Celeste Derr MM provides education to orphans, HIV+ and other vulnerable children.
This is just a small example of how your support is helping around the world. Because of you, our Sisters are able to work in 23 different nations of the world to serve those who need it the most.
Pope Francis invites the whole Church, and men and women of good will everywhere, to turn their gaze on this day to all those who stretch out their hands and plead for our help and solidarity.
As our partner in mission, you provide love to the poor with your generous support of our Sisters. Thank you for walking in unity with the poor, the ailing and the marginalized people around the world.
Together, we will embrace the poor and continue to make God’s love visible around the world.