A very full day at Gallete Chambon

manyGreetings from Haiti! We had a very full day at Gallete Chambon, a village in the outskirts of Port au Prince. Mission Youth has been working with the Immaculate Conception Parish for a few years now. It was a full day in the range of experiences, for many it’s been one of the moments in which they’ve felt most outside their comfort zone, or most stretched to love when it was hard. We were stretched physically (what we thought was a 30 min walk ended up being an hour hike) and emotionally (discerning how to deal with each kid). We were able to appreciate the beauty of the countryside and the goodness, and need, of the people here; we saw many acts of generosity and others of deformation and need. All in all it made us most appreciative of how blessed we are. We finished the day with a great sharing session and Mass, where Father spoke about the missionary endeavors of St Francis Xavier, which were in many ways similar to what we did today. Make sure you ask your loved ones for their personal experience of the village, there’s much to learn. Tomorrow we’ll be serving at the Home of the Dying, also run by the Missionaries of Charity. Keep us in your prayers and know you are in ours!

About Marial Corona

Marial Corona is a Consecrated Woman in Regnum Christi. She is from Puebla, Mexico, where she attended a Regnum Christi school and fell in love with Christ during Holy Week missions when she was in 7th grade. She made her first vows in Monterrey, Mexico in 2004 and then moved to the US where she obtained her B.A. in Religious and Pastoral Sudies at Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, RI. After that she has served in Pilgrim Queen of the Family and as a teacher in the consecrated women’s formation center in Monterrey. Since she enjoys teaching, she studied a Master’s in Philosophy in Navarra Spain and obtained her degree in June 2013. Now she lives in the Chicago community of Consecrated Women where she serves in the Mission Youth national office.
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