Mother Candelaria April 11, 2013 by Cross Catholic Blog Mother Candelaria, of the Servants of the Lord and of the Virgin of Matara (SSVM) helps care for children while they stay at one of two boarding homes run by priests of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE). These children come from isolated mountain communities of Peru that have no schools. Most children’s homes are at least three hours away by foot, so it would be very hard for children to go back and forth to school every day. So instead, the children spend the week at the boarding homes where they get a room, board, help with their studies and a Catholic foundation. On weekends, most children walk back home to spend time with their families. -Nola B.