By the coming of the New Year,
2013, more than 45 Regnum Christi Mission Youth missionaries will have spent over a week of
their holiday season serving the people of Haiti.
Beginning December 15, 2012, through the month of
January, 2013, these missionaries will bring material and spiritual comfort
to the poor and destitute in Port-au-Prince.
Since the earthquake that shook the capital city
of Haiti more than two years ago, Mission Youth has
sent more than 24 missionary groups there, and the apostolate
has sent 11 groups this year alone. Besides bringing medical
supplies and clothing for the orphan children, the missionaries bring
hearts filled with love, ready to serve.
While in Port-au-Prince, the missionaries cooperate with the
institutions run by the Missionaries of Charity religious sisters. Their
work includes helping at their orphanage, feeding, clothing and bringing
comfort to infants and toddlers, as well as assisting the
sisters with many small projects.
Members of Mission Youth also help the missionaries distribute food
to more than 5,000 families three times a week.
The missionaries also work at the St.
Joseph medical clinic twice a week. They pass out medicine,
clean the wounds of the injured, and minister to ill
adults and children who come to the facility. The clinic
serves up to 500 people in a single day.
|A sister with the Missionaries of Charity helps a patient in the St. Phil House for the Dying|
Finally, the missionaries serve at the
St. Phil Home for the Dying. There they will attend
to the material and spiritual needs of about 200 terminally
ill patients. Legionary priests bring the sacraments, while the missionaries
bring their love and joy to the people there.
Regnum Christi consecrated women Paola Treviño
and Rebecca Olek, and Fr Michael Mitchell, LC, oversee the
mission trips, providing for the spiritual needs of the missionaries.
“The Scriptures remind us, “How
beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who
bring the good news! (Isaiah 52:7),” said Fr. Michael. “Having a missionary heart is
characteristic of the charism of Regnum Christi.”
“We ask our members to wish all these
missionaries well and pray for their safety,” he said.
“And please keep praying
so we can serve as Christ instruments for all those
young people that will cross our paths,” said Paola.
For updates on mission activities, check
the Regnum Christi website regularly. For information about Mission Youth,
contact Rebecca Olek at firstname.lastname@example.org.