Pastoral and Charitable Work in Colombia
The convent of the Visitation Sisters in Bosa, the Monasterio de la Visitación, is home to some 38 enclosed sisters who, in accordance to the Rule of St. Francis of Sales, live a life of prayer and contemplation. Their lives are also devoted to the most vulnerable.
“We are the only convent in the south of the city, where people live in conditions of extreme deprivation,” emphasizes Sister Rosa de Maria, the Superior of the convent, in a letter to the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). She adds: “The poor are the treasure of the Church. Currently around 120 destitute and homeless families come to us, and we help them with food, clothing, medicines and essential toiletries.”
The Sisters do more than merely provide material help; they also offer spiritual support, as Sr. Rosa explains: “We are active in teaching the Faith and giving instruction for Baptism and Confirmation, and we also open up the convent so that the local faithful can attend Holy Mass.”
With all they give, the Sisters are in need themselves.