Medical Mission Sisters in Venezuela, and our Sisters and Associates around the world, are deeply moved by the situation facing Venezuelans today. Many parents have decided to have one meal a day so their children can have two. Uncertainty and unmet basic needs have led to an increase in crime and violence. Sister Maria Fernanda, a member of our Society Leadership Team, recently visited our Sisters there. She shares, “Our Venezuelan people are suffering, however I experienced that, in the midst of pain, their faith opens them to the pain of others, transcending their own suffering to sow hope and joy in those who feel more oppressed. I think that it is only out of love that we can remain discreetly and lovingly present among those who suffer.”
Caption: A mother and children at our Solidarity Kitchen in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.