Dear Religious Family,
With great enthusiasm we would like to announce the opening of the new mission of the SSVM in Mexico!
On Sunday September 21, M. Mater Mundi Quizhpe Cuenca and Sr. Maria Virgen de Anáhuac Parra Fierro, accompanied by Sr. Maria del Tránsito de la Virgen Avellaneda-Cabanillas and M Maria de la Revelación Castañeda, arrived in the very colonial city of Merida in Yucatan to the “Home of the Priest”. This home which has been entrusted to the care of the SSVM, is an apostolate which emerged by a donation of a home by a family from the Archdiocese of Merida for the specific use of a place of care and rest for elderly priests. For more than 15 years the Sisters “Aliadas Carmelitas Descalzas de la Santísima Trinidad” of the Diocese of Aguas Calientes has cared for this home with great delicacy and joy, serving the servants of Christ.
The “Home of the Priest” is furnished with 20 bedrooms available for priests. Seven priests currently reside permanently at the home; while the other bedrooms are used by priests who come for workshops or days of rest. The Home also has facilities available which accommodate diocesan events and meetings of priests on a regular basis.
We entrust this new foundation to the maternal care of the Virgin of Izamal, who has been chosen as the patroness of this new SSVM community and who also serves as patroness of the Archdiocese of Merida. We are very grateful to his Excellency Emilio Carlos Belaunzarán for his invitation, his paternal reception of our sisters to his Archdiocese, and for the special attention granted to those who have labored selflessly serving the people of God.