This religious community helps impoverished children in Haiti – Catholic World Report

Leonardo Colon   By Leonardo Colon for CNA

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 6, 2022 / 14:39 pm (CNA).
After nearly 20 years as a Missionary of Charity, Sister Paësie founded the Kizito Family, a religious community that serves children in a slum in the Haitian capital.
“What inspired me to found a new community — the Kizito Family — are the words Jesus spoke to Mother Theresa,” Sister Paësie told EWTN News Nightly.
“Before she began the Missionaries of Charity, she had seen a crowd of of four children in the dark . . . [Jesus] told Mother Teresa, ‘You see those kids, they do not love me because they do not know me. Bring my life to them.’”
Sister Paësie described the harsh living conditions that the Kitizo Family sees in the communities it serves, saying,  “[When we] get up in the morning there is no food in the house, no water to take a bath, no clean clothes because there [is] no money to buy a bucket of water … I mean it’s really extreme, extreme poverty.”
The ministry began by serving children on the street who were looking for a home, and it now has four to five homes where the community serves other locals as well, she said.
The ministry places a great importance on evangelization as well, providing education and access to the sacraments.
“[The third type of centers] we have are the catechism centers … We  have children [being formed in the Faith] and preparing for the sacraments,” she said. “During the years in Haiti, I realized that the poorest children do not have access to receiving the sacraments.”
Haiti has seen a surge of violence in recent years, and the number of kidnappings for ransom has increased in that time.
Haiti has also been affected by other crises, including natural disasters and a lack of health care infrastructure to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
A 2010 earthquake killed 200,000 people and left 1 million people homeless; a decade later, tens of thousands were still living in tent camps.
If you value the news and views Catholic World Report provides, please consider donating to support our efforts. Your contribution will help us continue to make CWR available to all readers worldwide for free, without a subscription. Thank you for your generosity!
Click here for more information on donating to CWR. Click here to sign up for our newsletter.
At least 22 killed in jihadist attack on village in Burkina Faso
Missouri attorney general may sue Kansas City over aid for out-of-state abortions
Archbishop Gintaras Grušas celebrates Mass at the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Vilnius, Lithuania. / Archdiocese of Vilnius.
Rome, Italy, Sep 27, 2021 / 03:30 am (CNA).
Members of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences elected a U.S.-b… […]
Windows were smashed at St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, Washington, on June 28, 2022. / Courtesy of Bellevue Police
Mansfield, Mass., Jun 29, 2022 / 18:53 pm (CNA).
A woman was praying alone in the perpetual adoration chapel early Tuesd… […]
Main altar of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Burlington, Vermont / Cathedral of St. Joseph
Washington D.C., Jul 6, 2021 / 11:30 am (CNA).
The Diocese of Burlington has reported a record-low number of priests this year, with only 50 diocesan priest… […]
Your email address will not be published.
All comments posted at Catholic World Report are moderated. While vigorous debate is welcome and encouraged, please note that in the interest of maintaining a civilized and helpful level of discussion, comments containing obscene language or personal attacks—or those that are deemed by the editors to be needlessly combative or inflammatory—will not be published. Thank you.



document.getElementById( “ak_js_1” ).setAttribute( “value”, ( new Date() ).getTime() );
Martyrs of Communism from the Spanish Civil War
The Godless Confusion and the God of Justice
Finding faith after the big sleep: A review of Infinite Regress: A Novel
Knowing the real Saint Mary Magdalene

MPAA Rating, R USCCB Rating, O Reel Rating: (2 Reels out of 5) At the very opening of Don Jon, Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) candidly declares that “porn is better than sex.” It’s a shocking statement […]
© Catholic World Report
Sign up to receive a weekly email with news, analysis, and commentary from a voice you can trust!

(function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]=’EMAIL’;ftypes[0]=’email’;fnames[3]=’MMERGE3′;ftypes[3]=’text’;fnames[1]=’FNAME’;ftypes[1]=’text’;fnames[2]=’LNAME’;ftypes[2]=’text’;fnames[4]=’MMERGE4′;ftypes[4]=’text’;fnames[5]=’MMERGE5′;ftypes[5]=’text’;fnames[6]=’MMERGE6′;ftypes[6]=’number’;fnames[7]=’MMERGE7′;ftypes[7]=’radio’;}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true);


What's your reaction?

In Love
Not Sure

You may also like

More in:Diaspora

Comments are closed.