On behalf of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I am hoping that this correspondence finds you in good health despite the Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, I am writing to advise you that, based on recent restrictions and limitations created by the global crisis we are facing, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Journey of Hope. As you may imagine, this was not something we wanted to do. But considering the health and safety of the Handmaids’ friends and supporters, as well as the public in general, was of the greatest importance to all concerned.
On this website, we will continue to update you about our plans for the St. Raphaela Center project including the the Last Supper Sculpture Garden and Walking Path. The proceeds of the Journey of Hope were intended for this project.
Finally, I would like to thank you for your support of the Handmaids! We were very excited to welcome you and celebrate Earth Day here at St. Raphaela Center. Hopefully, we can celebrate together in 2021! Your continued generosity is deeply appreciated.
We as Handmaids and Staff, will continue to pray for each of you, our friends and supporters, and the whole world at this difficult time. We to continue trust in God’s providence.
Belén Escauriaza, acj
Provincial Superior, USA Province