In the poorest, remotest and most inaccessible regions, the Missionary Sisters of Jesus Word and Victim, minister to the faithful in their poverty and bring them hope. The congregation was founded in 1961 in Peru and is active today in no fewer than seven countries of Latin America.
In the archdiocese of Sucre in Bolivia there are six of these sisters living and working in three parishes of the Andes. The mountain trails are long and difficult, there are poisonous snakes and the sisters have to negotiate steep and rocky slopes and sometimes even wade through streams that have turned into rushing torrents as a result of the heavy rainfall.
The sisters pray with the people, tend to the sick and comfort the dying in their last moments; they bring the people Holy Communion, baptise the children, conduct funerals and liturgies and give catechetical instruction. Since there are no doctors available, the sisters also provide whatever medical care and advice they are able to.
They draw strength for their tireless service in these immensely difficult conditions from their contemplative life of prayer.
However, the sisters themselves receive nothing for their ministry of loving service and are completely dependent on outside help. We are proposing to support them in their modest lifestyle with a contribution of 3600 Euros for the coming year. Would you like to help us?