Week 2: 3/08/23
The Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother
Fr. Fabio Favata, PIME
PIME Missionary and pastor in Hong Kong, Fr. Fabio is a teacher and also helps others through counseling. As with many PIME Missionaries in Hong Kong, his primary focus is to be a charitable witness of Christ.
The Fifth Station: Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
Sr. Anna Marini, MDI-PIME
A Missionary Sister of the Immaculate working in the African country of Guinea Bissau, Sr. Anna is involved in the catechetical and educational work in the villages of Bissau, Tabanke, and the surrounding area. Sr. Anna is committed to the causes of women and young people here and that of the Sisters and children’s education – especially those living with disabilities.
The Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
Fr. Mateus, PIME
Fr. Mateus is a Brazilian-born PIME Missionary currently serving in India. Much of his work involves helping to raise funding to educate children who would not otherwise be able to afford it – those from poor families, orphans, and other street children.
The Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time
Fr. José Magro, PIME
Although he is serving in a country that does not allow evangelization in a typical sense, Fr. José uses his gifts as a trained psychologist and PIME Missionary to witness the mercy of Christ. In countries like Myanmar where Fr. José serves, this means without necessarily sharing his faith outright and respecting cultural boundaries.
Support for Prison Ministry
Hong Kong, China
Prisons in Hong Kong provide basic necessities, but major needs (clothing, toiletries, etc.) are not given. Foreign prisoners are often neglected, as most charitable aid groups often focus only on Chinese prisoners.
Fr. Fabio Favata – together with other PIME Missionaries and volunteers – are looking for $5,500 to regularly provide immigrant prisoners with visits and needed items.