The Poor of Jesus Christ, MCP

Project Leader:

Sister Magdalena Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus

The Poor of Jesus Christ, founded in Brazil in 2001 by Fr. Gilson Sobreiro, pjc, seek a life of simplicity; as the poor, with the poor, and for the poor, living by the providence of God. Our spirituality is Franciscan, with Sisters, Friars, Priests, and Lay-Associates. We go out to the poor wherever they may be. Our Charism seeks to be the hands and heart of the Lord, offering our lives in His service, to spread His love to others through Street Ministries. We go out to the homeless on the streets, under bridges, wherever they may be, taking them food, clothing, personal hygiene items, cutting hair and doing manicures. But, most importantly, to establish friendships and giving them the opportunity to know the love of God. Through Be Sober Ministries where our Friars and Sisters gather together men who struggle with alcohol and drug addictions, giving them support, and the skills to begin to change their lives and break the chains that bind them. The Prison Ministries as we go out to the prisons to pray with the prisoners, celebrate Holy Mass, and let them know they are not alone or forgotten. The Houses of Recuperation in farms outside of the cities, Friars, (or Sisters if they are women) offer free of charge rehab programs. Praying together, cooking and cleaning together, with labor therapy, the 12-step program, and volunteer professionals, giving them the opportunity to become clean and return to their loved ones and re-enter society. Evangelization: We evangelize with retreats, preaching, and events for couples, youth, and young adults. We balance our lives between service to the poor and evangelization, and prayer. Religious life cannot be sustained without a deep life of prayer, individual, communal, and Liturgical. The Religious who embraces concretely a life of total consecration is called to know the risen Lord by a warm personal knowledge, and to know Him as One with whom he or she is personally in communion. We have a Special Funds Account that is specifically for needs of our poorest missions, emergency needs of our missions, and is financially assisted by funds provided by Missionary Cooperative Programs of Dioceses in the USA, and other occasional donations. Funds are only dispersed from this account when authorized by our Founder, Fr. Gilson, for the most urgent needs. Many needs in Mission territory have been met with financial support like the establishment of a pre-school at our mission in Mozambique, Africa, a project for malnourished children and their mothers, building and remodeling of various Houses of Recuperation, sewing and embroidery machines for making altar linens. Sadly, right now what little funds we have are being used for funeral expenses for relatives of our Friars and Sisters from poor families who have died from the Coronavirus. Also, for medicine for many of our Friars and Sisters who have become infected with the virus. We firmly believe that by being faithful servants to the Lord in helping those who He has called us to serve, He blesses us, and provides all that we need to serve the poor and those who are lost in the darkness, who need His love, and to know that they are worthy of His love as beloved children. The work is the Lord’s, we are His servants. He raises up new Religious Communities within the Church to serve a need that He wants to fulfill. He hears the cry of the poor, and the unspoken cry of those whose hearts are empty and sad because of not knowing Him. Please consider donating to fund our ministry to the poor, the homeless, prisoners, and evangelization to youth, young adults, and couples, in the 18 countries where we serve.

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$885

of $45,000 raised



Tadhg donated $250.

Vinny donated $30.

Anonymous donated $50.

Anonymous donated $100.

Anonymous donated $100.

Anonymous donated $50.

Vinny donated $30.

Anonymous donated $50.

Anonymous donated $50.

Glenn donated $25.

Elsy donated $50.

What your donation can do!

  • $250 Pay for gas to go out to the homeless monthly
  • $500 lunches for the homeless for one week
  • $1,000 pay mthly expenses for preschool in Mozambique


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Tadhg donated $250.

1 month ago
  

Project Leader:

magdalena of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Dear Tadhg, Thank you. Your donation will help people who you do not know, and will most likely never meet in your lifetime. But because of your help, someone who is homeless and hungry, or addicted, or in prison, with no one to care for them, there is a Friar and/or a Sister who will go to them and give them respect, love, food, prayer, and hope. Then when you get to heaven, you will find out how much your generosity with the means that God gave you here on earth, helped others.

1 month ago

Vinny donated $30.

2 months ago
  

Project Leader:

magdalena of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Dear Vinny, I want to thank you for your donation. You do not know how many people that you are helping. But when you get to heaven, you will be greeted by people you never knew that say, "thank you for giving to the Lord. You don't know me, but you helped me". God bless you, Sister Magdalena, pjc

1 month ago

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for those who are supporting us. Our Sisters and Friars in the 18 countries where we are continue to do their best to help the poor and homeless. We beg for food donations to prepare meals for the poor, as well as other donations, such as clothing, personal hygiene, etc. We do our best to serve them in a safe way with distancing and masks, but even with these precautions many of our Friars and Sisters have been infected with the COVID-19 virus. Our prayers go out to all who are suffering from this pandemic, and for those who are mourning the loss of their loved ones. May the Lord bless you and protect you. (The pictures where we are without masks were taken before the pandemic spread throughout the world. The picture with the Sister is from our mission in Canada, and the one with the Friar is in Brazil.





2 months ago

Anonymous donated $50.

2 months ago

Anonymous donated $100.

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