Mission in Venezuela


Medical Mission Sisters in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, are trying to alleviate the extreme suffering of their neighbors by offering one meal a day to the young and old of their barrio who are experiencing great hunger.  Our Sisters and Associates have joined forces with the Jesuits in preparing as nutritious a lunch as possible for 100 of the neediest people at Jesus of Nazareth Parish.  The economic situation in Venezuela is at the crisis level and food is harder to find than even several months ago.  Our friends in North America are helping to fund this “Solidarity Kitchen,” an ongoing necessity for the foreseeable future.  Local contacts are helping us to recreate the “miracle of the loaves and fishes.”


Caption: Many older and younger Venezuelans are taking to the streets today to draw attention to their dire need for food and medicine.