It is really quite moving to see them, like little angels around Jesus; in their simplicity, not even able to speak, they offer Him their pains. The majority of them are in wheelchairs. They are little victims with the Victim-Jesus, whose suffering arises like incense to the presence of the Father only to return in the form of many blessings for the souls most in need. It is the mystery of ‘ever-fruitful’ cross! That is why we consider it a privilege to be able to assist them in different ways, either directly or indirectly, also helping in the kitchen, laundry, etc.

Yesterday we found out that the closure will be extended another month. Our Holy Week will be very special, taking care of the suffering Jesus in these children, giving them the love of which they were denied. The religious, for being a Spouse of Christ, is Mother of Christ’s children; her spiritual maternity is real and sublime. We are convinced that in caring for them, out of love for our Lord, we unite ourselves to the redemptive work of Christ… perhaps like a drop of water in the sea, but as St. Teresa of Calcutta used to say, without this the sea would be a drop less.

As a Religious Family, we offer 7 hours of Eucharistic Adoration each day, in the morning and the afternoon, asking God to have mercy on the victims of the pandemic. We pray for those who are farthest from His grace, that in this pain they may encounter Jesus Crucified and find in Him their only consolation and salvation.

We entrust ourselves to your prayers,

M. María del Cielo

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