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Advance Religious Programs

image (photo: Sean Sprague) 

While rich in heritage, culture and apostolic works, many of the ancient churches of the East lack the resources necessary to sustain them. Their survival often depends on the charity of their daughter, or sister, churches in the West.

CNEWA serves as a lifeline for them through the goodness of its generous donors, sponsoring catechetical programs, furnishing parishes, restoring convents and equipping seminary libraries.

Last year we:

  • Constructed a convent for the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel in the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Belthangady in India. The missionary charism of the Carmelite sisters is to uplift women and children.
  • Funded symposiums for four secular institutions in Northeast Africa that assessed the apostolic activities of the communities and introduced their members to local clergy and lay Christians.
  • Helped build a church for the 1,000-member Mar Charbel Maronite parish in Um Al Kundum, Jordan.
  • Assisted the restoration of St. Peter and Paul Melkite Greek Catholic Church in the Lebanese village of Jdeidet Marjeyoun.