Support for the contemplative Augustinian religious sisters in the diocese of Huejutla.
The diocese of Huejutla im north-east Mexico is one of the three poorest in the country. Since 1970 there has been a convent of the contemplative Augustinian religious sisters in the diocese. The 21 religious here live a life of prayer and strict asceticism. Bishop Salvador Rangel Mendoza of Huejutla is glad and grateful to have them living in his diocese. But he also knows that the sisters are poor. In fact the sisters themselves all come from poor, and in some cases very poor, families, who cannot support them financially, and the town also suffers from high unemployment. Hence it is difficult for the sisters even to sell the homemade products they make and their income fluctuates from month to month as a result, depending on whether they manage to sell anything or not. So, despite their very modest lifestyle, they are still unable to support themselves. Their food, electricity, telephone, medication and medical treatment, their day-to-day necessities and occasional necessary repairs – all these things still have to be paid for. And so Bishop Mendoza has turned to ACN for help for the sisters. For just 6,600 Euros we can help to support them for an enitre year.