We have been called upon by Christ for the service of love; we cannot afford to deny our compassion for the needy, whom the Lord refers to as the "least of these brothers and sisters of mine” (Matthew 25:40), or to withhold our best efforts to help them. In our works of charity, we are mindful of the old saying: “Worry not about a roaring storm, but about a tear of a needy person”.
Our goal is not to create a heaven on earth by feeding all the hungry and clothing all the destitute. Our social ministry is an expression of our love and compassion for our neighbour. For the Lord, himself repeated many times that by helping the needy, we are doing a service to Him. We draw our inspiration from the Good Samaritan, who put aside his own daily tasks and took upon himself the care of a complete stranger of a different faith, expending a lot of effort and all the money he had at hand, and promised to help more if needed. So should our ministry reach out to everyone in need?
Our main focus is on child and adult patients with mental disabilities who are in need of permanent care and attention; hospital patients, persons suffering from alcohol and drug dependency and their families, and the homeless and vulnerable.
Some 30 disadvantaged women living at our farmstead are working hard to find healing to their souls and reunite with God. We have launched a fundraising effort to procure 7 bells for the farmstead’s church, and are inviting you to pitch in.
A sensory garden is a territory that provides favourable conditions for interaction with nature and exploration of the world using one’s senses: eyesight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. It is designed using plants, substances and much more.
It is in this church that the Sacrament of Baptism is usually held.
The reality is often different from our wishes. It is cruel to say to someone who is terminally ill, "You are going to get well." Instead, to talk to the person about their eternal destination is to express deep and genuine love.
At our feast of Epiphany people could see carved out of ice figures: the temple, figures of angels and animals symbolizing the evangelists. Everything here puts you in a prayerful mood.
Having faith in God is not enough; you need to put your trust in Him. We should learn to see His providence in all that is happening, to see life not as a chain of coincidences but as God's unconditional participation in our destinies.
When I was 8, I suddenly realised that God existed. I can’t explain how exactly. It wasn’t a vision or something. There wasn’t anything mysterious about it. All of a sudden, it dawned on me that God was real.