TO PRAY, TO REMAIN, TO ACCOMPANY.

Written by misioneras

25/11/2021

Canonical visit to the community of Elche.

TO PRAY, TO REMAIN, TO ACCOMPANY.

They are the verbs that hang from the base of the tabernacle as a mission of the community. Sometimes they go up to the Blessed Sacrament as a request, when, in the afternoon, the sisters present the suffering of so many neighboring families. Others revolve around the base, as a constant search for exits before the situations presented. Some days are an evening offering of the work done. When discouragement subsides, these verbs are a watchword for hope and missionary zeal to rise again.

The canonical visitation to the community of Elche (November 23 to 26), carried out by the superior general, M. María Joaquina Lozano López, and her counselor, Br. Alejandra González Obregón, is being marked by the joy and witness of the sisters Francisca Fernández and Amelia Enguita. An insertion house in a neighborhood where drugs, poverty and discrimination against the gypsy ethnic group and migrants converge.

The sisters coordinate classes for secondary education classes for adults, animate the parish community, participate in formation … and because the weight of the years limits their strength, they can no longer go to jail, or participate in other promotion programs .

This does not limit them, because their closeness to people and their testimony makes them significant people for many families. Listening and welcoming make these sisters accompanying patients of personal itineraries, of families, of group processes … Lights and havens of peace in the dark.

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