Spain public TV TVE broadcasted last Sunday, in its La 2 channel, a documentary on Aita Menni, the center of Sisters Hospitallers that joined forces with Sisters Hospitallers in Monrovia to launch the We Are Like You project and the Saint benedict Menni Mental Health Center.
Aita Menni Hospital from Spain and the Saint Benedict Menni Health Center of Monrovia, Liberia, signed past August 15th an agreement with sets formal bonds of brotherhood between both centers and will be the cornerstone for the launching of the new Saint Benedict Menni Mental Health Center and the improving of services at the current Saint Benedict Menni Health Center.
It was December 26th when the first community of Sisters Hospitallers was settled in Virginia, an outer area of Monrovia, Liberia. Four women, four sisters, brought the seed of hospitality to that fertile land that soon embraced them. They were Sr. María Jesús Núñez (R.I.P.), Sr. Carmen Lasa, Sr. Consuelo Zazpe and Sr. Clotilde Elvira who, sheltering orphans and abandoned children, embodied those words from that our founder María Josefa Recio said to the first sisters then, and now to all of us, "be charitable with them... and be like real mothers for them".
We’re delighted to announce that the new website for the Sisters Hospitallers English Province has been launched. This bright, modern-looking and easy to navigate website clearly showcases the varied work we do, the people we care for and the wonderful people who work for, and support, us.
After his visit to Monrovia, Liberia, to meet the representatives of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Mikel Tellaeche, Health Programs Director of Sisters Hospitallers´ English Province and director of Aita Menni Hospital in Arrasate-Mondragon (Spain), travelled to Ghana to see the facilities and organization of Sisters Hospitallers´ Health Center in Dompoase, which comprises a Health Center --similar in size and activity to the one that the Sisters own in Liberia-- and a Mental Rehabilitation Center, too.