• February 16, 2016

Salvadoran Snapshots

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!

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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.

JPEG - 75.3 kb 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.

JPEG - 60.1 kb 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.

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