On the afternoon of June 25, the team members of the Project “Baños Solidarios Vicentinos” [Vincentian Solidarity Showers] in Juiz de Fora (Brazil) organized the first meeting and celebration for our homeless brothers and sisters.
Certainly the enthusiasm was the primary gift of this marvelous time … a truly blessed afternoon.
We were pleased to have the presence of Father Flavio Pereira, CM, from Nicaragua … he is presently ministering in Philadelphia (United Stated) at the International Office of the Vincentian Family. At the beginning of this celebration, Father offered us a wonderful blessing.
There was no lack of music and the group Evilásio Peres brought everyone to their feet. There were various beverages (some sweet and some salted), traditional food, and gifts that heightened the animation of the afternoon. Each participant received a bag filled with “goodies”.
Thanks to all who directly or indirectly contributed to the realization of this event. May God bless all of you and reward you in a hundredfold manner for all the good that you do on behalf of the neighbor.
With the arrival of 2023, we will host the second such celebration!
The trailer that transports the portable showers was inaugurated in June 2020 with the presence of the Archbishop of Juiz de Fora, Dom Gil.