In 1869, Bishop Claude Dubuis, in response to the urgent appeals of the people of San Antonio, decided to send three Incarnate Word Sisters from Galveston to open a hospital in San Antonio. People in the city were literally dying in the streets because of the outbreak of cholera.
She was kidnapped when she was nine years old; she was sold as a slave and taken to the city of El Obeid, in Sudan. Her back was a canvas where humiliation and maltreatment were engraved: more than one hundred cuts that were covered with salt and that left permanent scars and a very sad memory of the first years of her life.
Congregation’s Archivist Donna Morales Guerra Highlights San Antonio’s Past with C.C.V.I. Involvement
Archivist Donna Guerra Publishes Information on the Westside Social Work of our Early Sisters.
The origin of the real and tangible presence of God’s love here and now. Jean Chezard de Matel is remembered this month in a special way because she set the vision that has accompanied us on the road to build a world based on justice and peace so that we may be ‘recipients’ of God’s love and satisfy the hunger of the world.