Waiting in line outside the Soup Kitchen of the Daughters of Charity during the COVID-19 in Madrid

[Province of Santa Luisa, Spain] During this period of the pandemic, the Saint Vincent de Paul program had to adapt its services to the present circumstances. People now have to wait in line outside to receive a meal pack when it used to be served on a tray, seated at table. The meal, now in a plastic container, includes meat with potatoes, an omelet sandwich, a sardine sandwich and fruit. A recipient who is an artist, expressed his gratitude with a beautiful drawing (see below).

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“The Lord has been good to us and we are happy.”

[Province of Madrid – Santa Luisa] On August 19 a group of Sisters accompanied by Sr Antonia, Visitatrice, Fr Joaquin, Director, and Sr Rocio, Councillor, began our pilgrimage “Following Vincent’s footsteps. Sr Ascension Larrad, the Sister Servant of Hispano American Association San Fernando in Neuilly-sur-Seine, was waiting for us at the airport. Read More

A Way To Compostela – A Way That Transforms

[Province of Madrid – St. Louise] This summer as Daughters of Charity in the Prison Centers and together with two volunteers, we have set ourselves a new challenge: to make the Way to Santiago with Interns. The goal was to deepen in the insertion and therapy we face in the Prison Ministry, which we carry out inside the Prison Center Madrid – I. Read More

Formation Meeting of Alcala de Henares Diocesan Penitentiary Pastoral Care

[Province of Madrid – Saint Luise] Madrid I, II and VII Pastoral Care teams for the Penitentiary Centres met on June 15thto continue our formation, sharing, evaluating, and projecting. We cannot stay with the “already learned”, our service has to be of a quality and human content; we have already dealt with formation but the “Spiritual Accompaniment” based on the Gospel (Lk 24, 32-25) needs to be taken again. Read More

Social Work Saint Louise de Marillac – Lorca

[Province of Madrid – Santa Luisa] The community of Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of Lorca, currently formed by 6 Sisters, works in a disadvantaged neighborhood of the city, known as San Pedro, and its main mission is to work for prevention, promotion, and social insertion. All this is with a commitment to justice and rights of people impoverished and excluded from society. Read More

Prison Ministry Awareness

[Province of Madrid – Santa Luisa] Our meeting on October 16 began as usual with a prayer. There were many hopeful and beautiful expressions making us feel like, “The pilgrim family in the Penitentiary Pastoral Care”. Read More