The Carmelite Community of the Word has maintained a twinning relationship with the Little Sisters of the Incarnation in Haiti for over 35 years. Over the years and through many trips to visit them, we have been able to support their ministry to the people of Haiti. This support has been possible through a number of fund-raising efforts on their behalf and from generous donors & volunteerswho have made our Hands & Hearts Haiti Ministry possible.
Unfortunately, the last five years and the escalating violence in Haiti has made it impossible for us to visit with our Sisters. The situation in Haiti is dire. The Sisters cannot travel within the country for fear of being kidnapped. Their access to food and medications is very compromised both for themselves and especially the children they serve. They have experienced being confronted by gang members at their own convents. We hear little of this terrible situation in the media. We know that there are so many areas of the world in conflict, but we know our Sisters are enduring just as much suffering as those in the daily news. We have a personal relationship with them which makes it impossible for us to accept the lack of support given to Haiti by the nations of the world.
We have been able to provide some needed financial support and get it safely into the Sisters’ hands. In order to continue that on-going support, I am asking that you consider supporting our efforts to help our Little Sisters.
As has always been the practice, all donated funds are directed for use by the Little Sisters. Your assistance will make it possible for us to provide the funds they need to help in their outreach to the people of Haiti and themselves as well.
Pope Francis reminds us that “we all have the duty to do good.” I thank you in advance for your willingness to consider our request and pray that you will be rewarded for whatever you are able to contribute to our effort.
In solidarity with the Sisters in Haiti,
Sr. Marilyn Welch, CCW
If you would like to make a contribution:
- you can make it on our webpage ccwsisters.org and click on the “Make a secure online donation” tab. You can then select from the drop down menu (apply to) as Haiti Fund for your contribution.
- You can also mail your contribution to Carmelite Community of the Word, 394 Bem Road, Gallitzin, PA 16641. Please add Haiti Fund to the memo on the check.