The Casa Franciscana Mission brought tears of gratitude, smiles of happiness and a message of God’s love to almost 400
mothers amongst the poor and elderly. Many of these women are grandmothers raising grandchildren. The Mission staff and volunteers went out to the barrios and walked through dirt, ruts and stones to hand deliver flowers, a meal with a kilo of tortillas to share and a cake – a very special treat. One lonely grandmother was pleased just to have visitors.
After a long day, our staff, the Mission version of Amazon delivery, returned exhausted but knowing that they brought, at least, momentary joy to these women who had so little. They thanked God for their own mothers and all their blessings. Then they prayed:
Good and Gentle God, we pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all the women who have joined with you in the wonder of bringing forth new life. You who became human through a woman, grant to all mothers the courage they need to face the uncertain future that life with children, young or old, always brings. Send forth your love and watch over them.
Video: Watch Casa Franciscana at work for Mother’s Day
God, bless all the mothers of the world on this special day and hold those that have passed in your tender arms. God, bless our donors who made this kindness possible!