A Weekend Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Plus an Unforgettable visit to The Sisters of Mary Girlstown. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, second in importance within the Catholic world only to Rome. Learn of the vision and legacy of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz, founder of the Sisters of Mary. Be immersed in the life-changing work of the Sisters!
As you read this sentence, a remarkable event is unfolding in a small golfing village named Hobe Sound on the eastern coastline of Florida. Martin Kavanaugh, one of the most influential men in the Professional Golf Association over the past four decades, is learning how to die; he is spending the Advent season grappling with the ferocious manner of the saints and spiritual titans, who offered their lives to God as a holocaust.
World Villages for Children
World Villages for Children is a nonprofit providing financial support to the charitable programs of the Sisters of Mary. To date, World Villages for Children has helped more than 150,000 children and their families break free from a life of poverty.
Thanks to our supporters, we provide food, care and, education for more than 21,000 children in poverty every year. Our Villages also provide children with a fully accredited in-house education program and vocational training.
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About The Sisters of Mary
Solidarity with the poor.
Respect for human dignity.
Passion, perseverance, and adaptability.
Meet The Sisters
For over 60 years, The Sisters of Mary, founded by Venerable Aloysius Schwartz, have worked tirelessly, operating our charitable programs in the Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Honduras, and Tanzania. In each country, the Sisters work to not only give children a safe roof over their heads, food, and education, but also provide the spiritual and emotional guidance needed in order to overcome the tragedy of poverty and become successful adults. There are now more than 400 Sisters carrying on Father Al’s mission in Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, and Tanzania.
Venerable Father Al Schwartz
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