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- Christmas Catalogue 2017
It’s almost Christmas time again – would you like to give a Christmas Gift that makes a difference? The Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions Christmas Gift that Makes a Difference provides you with a range of gifts for this beautiful season of receiving God’s love and sharing it with others. When you buy one of these Gifts for your family or friends your contribution helps the Sisters to assist some of the poorest people in our world. Just imagine their joy when they recognise that your gift will make such a difference in their lives. By purchasing a Gift that Makes a Difference from the Christmas Catalogue you will be entering into partnership with the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions in these life changing projects.
From the catalogue you will see how your gift will help to provide food, medicines, clothes, education and toys for the orphans and abandoned children; intellectual development of indigenous children and reduce child labour; give a brighter future to 30 young children through education, food and medical care and improve health conditions as well as personal well being of leper patients and their families. Once you purchase a gift online through PAY PAL you will receive a Gift Certificate and a Christmas card which you can then personalise for your loved one. Thank you for your generosity in giving a Gift that Makes a Difference.
Christmas blessings to you and your family
Smitha Thomas RNDM and Silvia Mazzenga,
RNDM International Mission Development Office, Rome
St. Benedict’s crèche was established by Euphrasie Barbier more than 100 years ago for the care of poor and abandoned babies. Presently there are 40 children aged 0-6 years in the crèche. They are often found in front of our gate; many of them are left by single mothers who do not want to own and care for them. The sisters accept these babies, offer them a loving and secure home and provide them with basic needs.
Your gift will help to provide food, medicines, clothes, toys and education for the orphans and abandoned children
Minh Hung Ethnic Children’s Home was founded to house the indigenous children. They come from very poor families relying mainly on crops of cashew nuts giving fruits only 3-4 months per year. As a result these children are forced to drop school at an early age to help families to grow vegetables and other foods. The beneficiaries of this project are 68 children aged 6-16 who lack education and are victims of child labour. The RNDM sisters teach them the basic skills, catechism, human values and tutor them to keep up their school subjects.
Your gift will contribute to the human and intellectual development of these children and reduce child labour.
Almel is a rural village in North Karnataka where infant and maternal mortality rates are very high. The sisters started this project in 1997 for the low caste children who do not enjoy childhood as they are obliged to support their families either grazing cattle or looking after their younger siblings. The project will reach out to 30 children who will be provided with nutritious food, medical care and education. This will be inspirational to their siblings and parents and will help to reduce child labour and child marriage.
Your gift will give a brighter future to 30 young children through education, food and medical care.
The RNDM sisters provide food and lodging to the leper patients and their families. They live in a poor area away from town and marginalized from society. The sisters take care of their health and provide some basic needs. The RNDM sisters often visit their homes and give special care to the people who are not able to walk because of their age and disabilities. By providing them with food, blankets and other basic needs their health and hygienic conditions are improved.
Your gift will improve health conditions as well as personal well being of leper patients and their families.