The seminarians at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary participate in the celebration of the Feast of Christ the King on October 28th, 2018.
Mrs. Pervaiz has informed us over the last few weeks of the increasingly hostile attitude of both the Thai government and its citizens toward refugees. Though Thailand’s refugee laws allow foreigners into the country, the restrictions are such that most cannot work or beg for fear of being arrested and sent back to their oftentimes war-ridden home countries. Even those who have been officially granted asylum (like the Pervaiz family) still fear deportation daily.
The missionaries at St. Francis Emmaus Pregnancy Hostel provide life-saving healthcare to indigenous mothers from all across the Talamanca region. In addition to caring for their physical needs, they also care for their spiritual health by teaching them about the Faith and, perhaps most importantly, how to pray.
Holy Thursday, 2016; the children at God’s Precious Little Souls in India receiving the Easter kits provided by their generous sponsors, donors, and friends.
Please keep the Pervaiz family in your prayers as Mrs. Pervaiz has been sick for the last two weeks. While she’s indisposed, it’s harder for the family to function in a normal capacity and do all the things that are part of their regular everyday routine.
“Maka ba dar.”
“My house is your house.”
We continue to send money to the Pervaiz family every two weeks, although donations have decreased so much that we’re still sending less than we have previously. If you haven’t already, please consider making a donation, or signing up as a recurring donor to help keep these Christian refugees alive and well.
The citizens of Kerala are still working to recover from the aftermath of the most devastating flood the state has experienced in almost a century. The flooding triggered landslides, collapsed buildings and bridges, trapped entire families inside their demolished homes, and damaged over 6,200 miles of roads. More than one million people have been displaced by the flooding, many seeking shelter in relief camps, and an estimated 445 have died.
One of the first things we learned about the Pervaiz family was how seriously they take the Faith. Despite their unbelievably difficult circumstances, they do everything in their power to frequent the sacraments as a family.