CHRISTUS Health System is first in the communities it serves to offer new screening tool.
They stand with and support us throughout the year. Now is the time to give these women the special recognition they deserve during this Catholic Sisters Week! This “Tea Time with the Sisters” event was held in their honor at our Alamo Heights Hospital. They also had several special visitors – Texas Cavaliers’ King Antonio and his court! They passed out Fiesta medals to the Sisters and others around the hospital.
From its beginnings, our Congregation committed to bring the healing love of Jesus, the Incarnate Word, to those who need it most no matter where they are. Today, we share the reflection of Pope Francis for the XXVIII World Day of the Sick.
Welcome words, by Sister Tere on the occasion of the celebration in San Antonio of the 150 years of the Congregation.
By Archbishop Gustavo García Siller, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas. December 3, 2019.
Another celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Congregation, took place at CHRISTUS Hospice Center in San Antonio to recall the arrival of the three founders to San Antonio in 1869. The event was coordinated by Rev. Derek Labranch, Hospice Chaplain.
The book of Ecclesiastes says that there is a time for everything, and today is a time of change. That is why we are here. First, I greet the leadership of the National Institute of Cardiology with deep gratitude on behalf of all my sisters. I especially greet all the staff of the National Institute of Cardiology – Love and Science at the Service of the Heart. Thank you for being here with Sr. Emma, Sr. Cristina, Sr. Luz del Carmen and Sr. María Elena – who will have the difficult honor of being the last sisters of our Congregation in the Institute.
This is a day of intense mixed emotions for me: pride in belonging to the only public health care institution served by Sisters; sharing this event with the people I love and are very close to my heart; and sadness in witnessing the closure of a cycle of kindness, wisdom, mercy and genuine interest in relieving the suffering of the sick, a quality lived daily by our highly esteemed Sisters.
Los Quijotes were born in 1989, when more than 20 willing medical volunteers traveled to Jalapa, a poor area of Mexico City, upon the request of the CCVI Congregation. The group adopted the name of the famous Spanish character as they dreamed of doing good, fighting gigantic health problems with words, hands, medicines, good will and enthusiasm.