Guatemala Mission

“It is our duty to prefer the service of the poor to everything else and to offer such service as quickly as possible. Charity is certainly greater than any rule.”

St. Vincent de Paul

Serving those Living in Poverty and the Disenfranchised

Wherever We Are Needed…
The Sisters of Charity of New York serve those living in poverty and the disenfranchised…and we do so wherever we are needed. Our roots are in the New York metropolitan area, where a majority of our ministries are performed. However, we have also responded with enthusiasm to the call to serve God’s needy people in distant cities, states, and countries.

Guatemala (Novillero, Ixtahuacan, and Nahuala)
Today we have six Sisters ministering to the people of Guatemala. Our Sisters prepare lay catechists and Eucharistic ministers in Pacaxom, where the benefactors of the Sisters of Charity helped to build the local church and a preschool.

Diocese of Quiche
In the diocese of Quiche, Sister Virginia Searing has coordinated a mental health program for indigenous Mayan people to heal their memories of torture and the disappearance and killing of family members during the long civil war.

Updates from Guatemala

Health Care in the Highlands

Health Care in the Highlands

By Sheila Brosnan, SC Expectant mothers wait to be weighed at Clinica Mariana, Nueva Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan. The following is from the Summer 2021 issue of Vision. When the Sisters of Charity arrived in Guatemala in 1971, the anticipated life span of...

The Martyrs of Quiché

The Martyrs of Quiché

By Sister Mary E. Mc Cormick On April 23, 2021, in a moving ceremony conducted outdoors under a clear blue sky, ten men were beatified as martyrs in Santa Cruz, Quiché. The men, three missionary priests from Spain and seven native lay catechists, gave their lives for...

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