They often fill us with joy and remind us that Jesus is the light of the world. Missionaries continue to bring the light of Christ to the people they serve, and this is especially true in
Ethiopia. In Addis Ababa, Sister Miriam and her fellow Sisters run the Maids of the Poor
Home for Children.
Many here have been orphaned or abandoned, and yet, these young souls affected by
life’s hardships find solace. Sister Miriam, a pillar of love and dedication, shared, “we pray daily for their sustenance. But many evenings, as I gaze into their innocent eyes, my heart shatters. Often, we lack even the funds to buy them milk.”
But—there’s Hope. Despite the daily struggles to care for these children, there is profound joy and love evident in this home.
Through the prayer and support of Catholics, like you, around the world, the Missionary Childhood Association, the Sisters are transformed into the living embodiment of the Star of Bethlehem for these children.
The Sisters, as so many of the Missionaries we help, see of the plight of children in this poorest of nations, where two-thirds go to bed hungry.
This Christmas, will you include the Children of the Missions—and those who care for their physical and spiritual needs–on your gift list?
As we embrace the spirit of Christmas, we are challenged to remember the circumstances of the birth of Jesus—the light of the world. We are also invited to reflect on the words of our Savior, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Sister Miriam, and many like her in the 1,111 Mission dioceses world-wide, with your gift to MCA, can help children learn about hope and light of Jesus. This Christmas season, with a gift of $60, about $2 a day for all of Advent, you provide a Religious Sister, like Miriam, with the materials she needs to serve children.
Christmas is a wonderful time to reflect on the gifts we have received and the way we can be gifts to others. I send my own gratitude for your prayers and generous response. I wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas season, and pray that we may remain united in His Mission
Monsignor James D. Beisel
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Throughout the year, the Pontifical Mission Societies support the proclamation of the Gospel, the building of the Church, and the work and witness of mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay pastoral leaders. These missionaries provide food, education, and medical care to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions. Through their work, they reveal the compassionate heart of Jesus. Help support their efforts ~ and be right there with them, offering hope.
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