Cooperative Mission Sunday – August 27 – Meet Mother Maria Gonzalez of the Poor Sisters of St. Joseph
August 23, 2017
This weekend, August 26th and 27th, is Cooperative Mission Sunday. Each year the Diocese of Arlington assigns the Cathedral a mission to support. This year, Mother Maria Gonzalez from the Community of Poor Sisters of St. Joseph will be speaking at all Masses.
The community of Poor Sisters of St. Joseph was founded in Alexandria (Virginia) in 1968. The good sisters established a child care center and opened their doors in September of 1970. St. Gabriel’s Day Care Center is named in gratitude after Monsignor Gabriel Maiorielo who was a providential protector to the Sisters in the United States. He was father, mentor and guide to the Sisters, and provided everything they needed, whether it was material or spiritual. The Day Care Center located on Sano Street in Alexandria is fully accredited through the Commonwealth of Virginia and can operate within the County of Fairfax.
The charism of the Poor Sisters of Saint Joseph is Holy Evangelical Poverty: Conforming to the perfect example of Christ Filially obedient to the Father that is expressed in the practice of indiscriminant charity to all, with a particular devotion to caring for the poor, abandoned Children young people, the helpless aged and indigent sick. Their mission in the Church of God is to be proclaimers of the Good News of salvation.
Mother Gonzalez will be asking for a free will offering after she presents her community’s apostolate! Please consider helping this worthy cause.