A thanksgiving Mass on establishing children home ‘Virgin Mary, Mother of Hope’

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A thanksgiving Mass on establishing children home ‘Virgin Mary, Mother of Hope’

Anjara-en.abouna.org

Priests and nuns of the Incarnated Word in Jordan, on Tuesday, November 27, attended a thanksgiving Mass thanking the Almighty God and the benefactors who contributed to the establishment of the children home “Virgin Mary, Mother of Hope” which is located in Anjara township, northern Jordan.

Patriarch Fouad Twal presided at the Holy Mass which was concelebrated by Monsignor Mauro Lalli, first counselor for the Apostolic Nunciature in Amman, and Fr. Yousef Francis, parish priest in Anjara and supervisor of the House. Present at the Mass were a number of priests, the ambassador of Chile, and a large number of believers.

In his homily, Patriarch Twal gave an overview of the order, pointing out that it is a Catholic institution founded by Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela in Argentina in 1984. He added that the order has been present in the Holy land since 1993 as it offers its spiritual and humanitarian services in Beit Jala, Gaza, Saffuriyya, Anjara and Paphos.

His pointed out that order was founded to serve as an extension of the Incarnate Word where it achieves its goals through acts of mercy. He continued that it reveals God’s love and mercy towards humanity and helps heal human wounds, whether spiritual or physical, such as caring for the orphans, the elderly, the people with special needs and, the prisoners.

Before the conclusion of the Mass, Fr. Yousef thanked the Almighty God for providing divine care that helped the House fulfill its mission 12 years ago. He also thanked the benefactors, particularly Caritas Jordan, Friends of the Christian Hope Fund, Friends of Anjara and the Committee of Orthodox Love.

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:35
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