Aid to the Church in Need has helped build a bedroom for the Mary of Jesus of Nazareth noviciate in Sao Paulo (Brazil). This novitiate belongs to the Institute “Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará”, the female branch of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word. Mother Mary Divine Grace Lisboa de Castro writes to thank our benefactors for their support. “I can firmly say that Aid to the Church in Need, as a Pontifical Institution that helps the suffering Church, has been to the Religious Institutes worldwide – and especially for our Religious Family – one of the most effective tools for the growth and maintenance of our works, thus providing better conditions for the formation of our religious.” The sisters pray for ACN’s benefactors and ask Our Lord “to reward them with eternal life.”
Founded in 1947 as a Catholic aid organization for war refugees and recognized as a papal foundation since 2011, ACN is dedicated to the service of Christians around the world, through information, prayer and action, wherever they are persecuted or oppressed or suffering material need. ACN supports every year an average of 5000 projects in close to 150 countries, thanks to private donations, as the foundation receives no public funding.