Daughter of Charity, receives a Civil Merit Medal

[Province of the Caribbean] Wednesday, June 19, King Felipe VI of Spain celebrated his five years as the Spanish monarch. He wanted to celebrate it by awarding the Civil Merit Medal to ordinary people who are building a better Spain. One of those chosen was Sister Monica, a daughter of Charity from Madrid-San Vicente Province.  She is a missionary in Haiti.

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti’s capital and a series of more than 26 aftershocks of up to 5.9 degrees, Sr Monica, at the Superioress general’s request, went to Haiti to help.

When Sr. Monica returned to Spain a year later, she felt called to be a missionary, so she offered to return to work in Haiti. She worked in Cite Soleil Specifically one of the poorest and most dangerous neighbourhoods in the country. It was very close to where Isa Solá a 51-year-old Catalan missionary was murdered

In 2018, Queen Letizia of Spain visited Haiti and she met Sr Monica. She saw the work of the Daughters and was really touched with the work of this Spanish Daughter with the children, the sick and others. The impression was so great that on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the appointment of King Felipe VI, Sr Monica was invited to be one of the Spanish award-winners.  Her work in Haiti had shown Spain’s solidarity with the task of evangelizing and of giving one’s life for the poor.

Sr. Concepción, Provincial Councillor for Education of Madrid-San Vicente Province says, “Sr. Monica is very excited. She receives this recognition not in a personal capacity, but because she is the Daughter of Charity. It is an award received by all sisters.  We are very proud of our sister Monica.”  Sr. Concepción Monjas not only her companion, but also a friend. She relates that Sister Monica is a wonderful and enthusiastic young person.

Taken from www.Famvin.org

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