Sister Aline Marie, center, shares a prayer during a biblical workshop. 
Sister Aline Marie (Steuer), center, leads a prayer during a biblical formation workshop in Salvador, Bahia.

Ministry in Brazil

Sisters of the Holy Cross sponsored ministries:

Colégio Santa Maria
São Paulo, Brazil
          The Colégio Santa Maria is an educational ministry in Brazil with a combined enrollment of 2,900 students in preschool, primary and secondary classes. The coeducational school is one of the highest rated in São Paulo and is active in the community, incorporating social justice into all its activities. The school also provides an evening program for adults who have not received a primary or secondary education. Sister Diane Cundiff is the school’s general director. View the Colégio Santa Maria website.

Saint Martha’s Social Service Center
São Paulo, Brazil
          The center provides programs for women to learn skills that allow them to support their families. Traditional programs, such as sewing, continue, but newer programs like computer operations also are offered. Fernanda Ceppas is the director of the center.

CSC Fund/Ministry With the Poor grant recipients
for 2016-2017:

CEBI de Bahia: Bible study training
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
          Sister Aline Marie (Steuer) received funds for biblical formation workshops, including transportation, facilitator training and materials.

Women and Children Discovering their Abilities
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
          Sister Elita Esméria de Oliveira received funds for craft materials, food and other support to train women to develop skills in sewing and other crafts that will help support their families.

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Learn more about the Ministry With the Poor fund.

To read more about the sisters’ educational ministry in Brazil, see Colégio Santa Maria, São Paulo. Also see Sisters of the Holy Cross em português – Brazil

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