Saturday, February 18, 2012


February 2012 has been the start of a new school year
at the Marie Poussepin Center for Comprehensive Formation. 

Sr. Teresa María Abelló finalizing
registration of a new student
Sr. Olga Iris Diaz welcoming
returning students

During ten months the 64 young women from 24 villages of Guaimaca will come from Monday through Friday to the CMP, where they not only receive the academic formation corresponding to Junior and Senior High School, but also formation in Catholic values, responsibility, honesty, respect and several  technical courses to help them develop their gifts.

The first week at the CMP meant getting an orientation
to the new school year

Welcoming new students

Receiving the uniforms

Special cleaning of the hair


Families bringing their daughters


Mother with three daughters at the CMP 

The younger ones were received with a night of celebration
by the ones who now are in the second year.

Thank you to all the tutors, volunteers and benefactors that are making possible
this school year at the Marie Poussepin Center!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

St. Anne's Hospital in Guaimaca

This week of February 3-10 has been very special for the mission at the Clinic. 
Ten healthcare professionals have come in the name of St. Anne's Hospital
to respond to the many healthcare needs of the poor of Guaimaca.

Sr. María Ceballos has been coordinating these efforts during the week.

Sr. Gloribel Mendoza has been overjoyed to have some efficient help at the pharmacy.

Both Sr. María and Sr. Olga Diaz have been helping out with the necessary translations.
Of course, Portuguese has been a help to communicate and 
the Stonehill volunteers have also assisted with translations during the weekend.


The St. Anne's group in Guaimaca has been an outstanding team during the week, not only at the Clinic, but also in some villages where they have been with Fr. Craig Pregana taking advantage of the gathering of people for the Eucharistic celebration.

The team has also made several home visits to assist very sick people.

We the sisters, have been able to see in them people who live the spirituality and the care offered at St. Anne's. 

It is a joy for us to see how they have embodied through the years  the healing ministry of Jesus Christ lived at the Hospital.

This is a living proof of how the Charism of Marie Poussepin is carried on both by the Sisters and the lay people associated with us!