This past Sunday, many Catholics recognized the Feast Day of Saint Blaise, who is remembered for healing people from their illnesses. To celebrate his life, crossed candles are used for a healthful blessing and protection over sickness and trouble.
“God…is on the side of the weak and meek”
Sister Fabiola Jolanta Lech, a midwife with the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, provides health care for poor, rural Ethiopian families at the Cross Catholic Outreach-funded Minne Health Post. Recently, Sr. Fabiola wrote to us about how God is using her to make a difference:
Healing the sick
“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick” (Matthew 14:14). The New Testament contains scene after scene of Jesus healing the sick and infirm.
Serving Kenyan Mothers and Infants
The baby in this photo was the first child to be born at the new St. Raphael maternity ward in Matisi Village, Kenya. Appropriately, his mother chose to name him Raphael!
Growing in Spirit
When I came to visit her house, Justina Espinoza greeted me with a warm smile and brought three of her children that happened to be home out to meet me. In the remote mountain community of Sapanani Alto in Bolivia, there aren’t exactly a lot of foreign visitors.
Bodies and Souls Transformed in Christ
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” – Matthew 4:4
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