A Car for Religious Sisters in Peru
The foundress of the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Immaculate Virgin Mary and St. Catherine of Siena had a particular love and concern for the indigenous peoples of Latin America. Founded in Colombia in 1914, today the Congregation Sisters are present in more than a dozen different countries of the continent. They also have houses in Rome and Madrid and are now in Africa as well.
In Peru, the Sisters have been present for 50 years in the Diocese of Abancay, which lies in the Andes mountains; the Sisters here are ministering to the people of 49 villages, most of which are difficult to reach. Some of the villages can be reached only once a week by a bus which sets off early on Monday morning, between 2 and 4 a.m. and does not return until Friday. Even then the Sisters still had to walk for several hours to reach some of the other villages. Before this they even had to travel on horseback.
The Sisters turned in their need to ACN for help to obtain a vehicle that could cope with the appalling road conditions. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, we were able to provide $17,600 – and now they have been able to purchase a vehicle with which they can visit the people in the villages much more frequently.
The Sisters have asked us to pass on their heartfelt thanks to all our benefactors!
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