Provincial House (Jordan, Palestine, Israel, & Syria)
Community Nuestra Señora de los Dolores in Bethlehem, Palestine
Community Santa Tecla in Aleppo (home of mercy)
Community Santos Mártires de Damasco in Damascus (assistance in the Apostolic Nunciature)
Highlighted Mission: Persecution in Aleppo
Our sisters founded their first convent in Syria in 2008 in the cosmopolitan city of Aleppo. They began with a student residence for Arab Christian women at the local university, and also carried out apostolate with the IVE priests in the local parish. When the war came, they chose to stay.
One of the missionaries, Sr. Guadalupe, has been invited to speak about the Syrian experience of persecution against Christians. This documentary video (38:18) with English subtitles and dubbing explains the development and status of the persecutions.
We ask for Our Lady’s constant intercession for our missions with the ancient Marian hymn Sub Tuum Praesidium (“Beneath Thy Protection”) sung in Arabic:
Photos from the missions
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