Phnom Penh (Cambodia). The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of  Mary Our Help Province of Cambodia and Myanmar (CMY) welcomed the new year 2021 by opening the doors of their hearts and homes to families in difficulty, to whom they offered a substantial meal.

The Provincial, Sr. Jessica Salvaña, proposed to each of the nine communities of the Province to give up something in order to prepare a special meal for families affected in different ways by the Covid-19 pandemic, as a concrete gesture of solidarity to transmit God’s care and  love for His children.

The initiative is a response to the invitation of Pope Francis for the 54th  World Day of Peace on 1 January 2021 with the theme ‘Culture of caring as a path to peace’: “Solidarity concretely expresses our love for others, not as a vague sentiment but as a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good …Solidarity helps us to regard others…as our neighbors, companions on our journey, called like ourselves to partake of the banquet of life to which all are equally invited by God.”

On 1 January 2021, with the involvement of some young people and lay collaborators, the FMA took care of neighboring families, of Christian or Buddhist faith, making them feel loved and served in a special way. Some FMA visited the families in their respective homes, while others were invited to join the communities. The festive meeting ended with a rich meal given or served, welcomed with gratitude by all the families on a day that left a mark in the hearts of those who gave of themselves and those who received.

gesti cura FMA CMY


  1. So uplifting and creative of you all. May the Lord bless you with an increase of love and many other generous young women to follow your example in our Institute

    • Happy New Year Sr. Patricia! thank you for your encouraging words….we have experienced God’s providential care and we cannot but share it to our brothers and sisters who are in great need in this time of pandemic.
      We remain united in prayers!

  2. Well done my dear sisters. What a way to welcome the New Year by reaching out to others. Every blessing. United with you all in prayers.
    Kathleen Taylor fma

    • Happy and hope-filled New Year Sr. Kathleen! We remember you in our prayers….God truly takes care of His children especially those who are in great need.
      Stay safe and healthy Sr. Kathleen!


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