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Sr. Christina's Compound

Sr. Christina was a pastoral minister and worked with the priests in Jinotepe before moving to her present location. She started her own order  called the Sisters of the Holy Spirit (Espirtu Santo) with one tile roofed building, which was the convent. Since then, it has grown into a complex of six buildings including a coup of raising pigs, which she sells for income, chicken (for eggs and meat), sheep to give to the poor, as well as coffee and flowers which are sold to florists at Espiritu Santo.

She has a school that educates about 300 kids from primary to high school. Sewing is taught to the older girls and women in the area. She obtained a grant from the Spanish embassy for computers and typewriters with a Spanish keyboard. Every other weekend she holds a training or retreat for young adults. Ten kilometers away she has another school for children in the mountains.

In the town, she runs a soup kitchen which provides one hot meal for 55 elderly who would not otherwise be fed. For more information on the Elderly Project, CLICK HERE.

Also in the same building are a dispensary and a clinic with a small chapel and a recovery room. Two doctors some everyday to see anyone needing attention.  CLICK HERE for information on the clinic.

All this has been possible due to the generosity of the people in Western New York.



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Last modified: 09/06/11