Surgery Providence Retalhuleu

09/12/2019
Solidarity – We are One Human Family To be in solidarity with others requires first that we know them, and that in the context of a relationship, however modest, we join in their struggle for the things they value. When I ask myself, “What are the things that the people of Guatemala value?” I... Read More
09/10/2019
Compassion – Through our healing presence, we accompany those we serve Father Greg Boyle in his book “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” writes, “Here is what we seek: a compassion that can stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how... Read More
09/10/2019
Dignity – We recognize each Sacred Encounter The Catholic Health Association Identity Statement says “…every person is a treasure, every life a sacred gift, every human being a unity of body, mind, and spirit” Dignity is the second Value of Providence St. Joseph Health and says that we “... Read More
09/08/2019
Our Promise Know me, Care for me, Ease my way There we were, a sea of red T-shirts at the Dallas airport – 48 strangers meeting for the first time on Friday afternoon. We had only one major hiccup, but thanks to ‘providence’ we all landed in safely in Guatemala. Tatiana – a nurse from... Read More
09/08/2019
A little Context: Guatemala has the 4th highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world. 59% of the population lives below the poverty line; 79% of the indigenous Mayans live in poverty. The country’s medical system is broken and medical care for the poor is non-existent. We began our... Read More