Repair a Convent for Poor Clares in Ecuador
The Sisters have chosen to live in poverty, yet they still have to face the challenge of major renovation work on their convent. ACN has committed to helping with $7,500. Can you help fund the repair of this convent?
The town of San Miguel is located in central western Ecuador, in the province of Bolívar. As the town name suggests, the parish is dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel. Since 1902, the town of San Miguel has had a Marian shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, with a grotto like the one in the original shrine in France. Also, as in Lourdes, there is a spring here that is reputed to be a source of healings.
This shrine has now become an important place of pilgrimage that is visited by pilgrims from all over the country. Particularly large throngs of pilgrims come in Mary‘s month, the month of May, and in September, too, there is a major feast lasting for two weeks and ending with the feast of the Archangel Michael on September 29.
Close to this shrine there is a convent of the Poor Clares, in which 16 nuns currently live in the quiet of the enclosure, in a strict life of prayer. This convent is dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes.
The Sisters have chosen to live in poverty, yet they still have to face the challenge of major renovation work on their convent. ACN has committed to helping with $7,500 for the renovation of six cells and for the repair of the ceiling in the transept.
Will you give to repair this convent for Poor Clares in Ecuador? We are sure they will gratefully remember you in their prayers.