July 24 thru 30, Monday thru Sunday
Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa of Calcutta
During the week, the missionaries of the Fraternidade – International Humanitarian Federation – gave support both houses kept the Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. In House 1, the support consisted in the fixing and distribution of meals and the general cleaning of the place. In House 2, a work was done of cleaning of the room where the donations are kept, included the cleaning of the sewage.
The missionaries helped the assembling of bags with provisions for distribution to poor families and also ironed several items of the garments used in the Church of Saint Joseph, which lies inside the house of the Missionaries of Charity.
The group also accompanied the Missionaries of Charity in a new visit to the feminine prison located in the city of Thiva, about 60 km from the capital Athens, for detainees who have committed crimes of medium offensive potential.
Orthodox Church of Saint Theodore
In the Orthodox Church of Saint Theodore, the missionaries helped the general cleaning of the kitchen and the distribution of food offered to poor people. This work with food was finalized, as beginning in August the group will develop other activities in the place.
Association of Lagonisi
In the storage of the Association of Lagonisi, the work continued of ordering of clothes with the arrival of new donations.
“We are taking this opportunity of working in several places to reach a balance of clothes between institutions. This week, for example, masculine clothes were transferred from the storage of Lagonisi to the storage of Caritas, which lacked them”, informed Shen, a missionary of the Fraternidade.
At Caritas Hellas, in Athens, the activity of the missionaries consisted in the support to the distribution of clothes for women and children and in the ordering of the storages.
Cares with the vegetable Garden and the garden
In the missionary base in Athens, the missionaries continue taking care of the vegetable garden and of the garden. “It is not so much as a source of food, as the vegetable garden is small, but it is rather a means for us to have a contact with nature, with the Kingdoms. We have seen that the vegetable garden has gradually responded and so has the garden. We are benefitting from the summertime to work a little more in the garden”, said Ricardo, the coordinator of the missionaries of the Fraternidade.