by Kylie C.
During these cold winter months, we invited some of our friends to the ICCC (International Center for a Culture of Compassion), up in Woodbourne for a little taste of warmer climates. After a typical Salvadoran meal made locally by a new Salvadoran friend, Sr Katie and Sr Anne offered a presentation about our Heart’s Home in El Salvador. One of our guests offered us this reflection on her afternoon:
Many thanks to the Sisters of the ICCC and Father Alex for a delicious Salvadoran brunch in January. My son and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon immersed in the culture of El Salvador, and the delicious authentic Salvadoran meal that you provided. The handmade pupusa was a real treat!
We were greatly enriched by the pictures and stories of your mission in El Salvador. It is evident how Christ has moved through you to bring healing and faith to their Community so desperately in need. Most especially, the heart warming stories of your friendships made in ministering to community members, caring for the elderly and visiting the sick children in the hospitals was very touching.
The experiences you shared of the love and solidarity you witnessed amongst the family and community members conveyed a very powerful message. It filled us with a feeling of spiritual joy knowing the presence of Christ’s abundant grace and infinite love for us all.
It was a lovely afternoon, and my son and I appreciate your kind hospitality, wonderful meal, and informative presentations of your personal experiences in El Salvador. We left more knowledgable about the present situation in El Salvador, and inspired to learn of ways that we can offer our own support to those in need. We always enjoy our visits to the ICCC, and each time leave feeling richly blessed by your company and friendship.