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A Convent for the Hermits of the Heart of Jesus in Venezuela
The Sisters have chosen to live a very frugal, poor life, reliant on God's providence. They need our help to build a convent, so that they can accept new vocations and live their contemplative life without outside disturbance. Are you able to assist them?
“The Heart of Jesus is the expression and the core of the love of God and unites us with Him, so that we can share in His life. Our apostolate is one of prayer and of being centered in love in the heart of the Church, which we then pass on to all the other members of the Mystical Body of Christ.”
This is how the Hermits of the Heart of Jesus explain the spirituality of their strictly contemplative life, which follows a pattern of intensive prayer and manual labor.
They are a new female congregation that was first established in Venezuela. Founded in 2011, it is inspired by the Carthusian ideal. The Sisters are called to a life in strict enclosure. During the week they dwell alone in individual cells. Only on Saturday evening and Sunday do they come together. The individual cells are intended to have the form of small hermit cells within the grounds of the convent.
The Sisters have chosen to live a very frugal, poor life, reliant on God’s providence. They need our help to build a convent, so that they can accept new vocations and live their contemplative life without outside disturbance. They have started the building work, and ACN has already helped with a total of $19,900 so far. But given the disastrous Venezuelan economy, it is difficult to obtain building materials, and prices have soared, so the Sisters have again turned to us for help. We have promised another $11,000.
Will you give so that these Hermits of the Heart of Jesus can build their convent and live their contemplative life in Venezuela? We are sure they will gratefully remember you in their prayers.
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