Day 6: Sunday Mass with the Hermanas

This morning, our mission group piled into two vans for a 45-minute ride to travel around Lake Atitlan and further up into the mountains. It was a most special privilege to visit the Hermanas Missionarias de la Eucharistica. Having a priest in one’s mission group “opens doors”. Along the way:

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The foundress built this monastery in the 1970s, and died from cancer in 2000.

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This is a most lovely community in a most beautiful place. Following Mass, the sisters would not permit us to leave without offering us their hospitality: coffee, baked goods, fruit. And thousands of smiles.

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There are fifty sisters here. They now have satellite missions to the north and south. They work in this community, serving the people here. They also operate a home for abandoned elderly women. Since the opening of this home, 28 women have left this world in peace under their care.

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Jesus pours out His abundant graces upon this place. Fr. A asked them to pray for a special project that I am involved in along with a couple of other missionaries in this group, relating to China (more on that at some point).

Pray for these sisters. They bring Jesus with them.

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