Undoubtedly one of the highlights has been the Canonical Visit of Sr. Monique Colrat, our Superior General, together with Sr. Teresa Rodríguez, General Councilor, and Sr. Vimala Vadakumpadan, USA Major Superior.
This was Sr. Monique's second visit to Guaimaca and certainly she found much of growth in the community and in the mission. Starting by the fact that now we are five Sisters in the community and thus are able to be more present to the needs around us.
Our visitors were able to meet with the local ordinary, Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, right after their arrival. This certainly helped to start the visit at the heart of the local Church. While in Guaimaca, they were also able to meet with our new pastor, Fr. Jonathan Funes.
The three full days they spent with us, allowed us to have good times of personal and community exchanges that helped to evaluate and focus our life and mission. The grace of being able to respond to the needs of the poor in Guaimaca from the three aspects of the charism of Marie Poussepin: healthcare, education and human promotion through work at the farm, was very much part of our sharing and reflection.
They were able to visit the farm, the clinic
We also had the pleasant surprise of receiving for a couple of days Sr. Herminia Rincón, Provincial Superior of Manizales, Colombia, who came to meet with Sr. Monique.
Another moment of our lives we would like to share is "El Día del Niño" (the Day of the Child) at the Marie Poussepin Center. This day is celebrated thorughout Honduras. At the CMP we had celebrated it every year going to nearby villages to do it with some school children. However, this year we invited some special children to come to the Center.
Since the junior high students have been going once a week to help out at the local Rehabilitation Center, it was thought that all our students could get involved in celebrating with these children. It is important to point out that the clinic also offers them healthcare by a pediatritian who volunteers at our clinic.