Elizabeth Rydeen, CRD
Hermanas Clarisas Capuchinas is a small, cloistered community of nine members located in the Diocese of Linares, Mexico. The sisters support their lives of prayer and contemplation by making liturgical vestments. A grant from the One-World Mission Grant Fund helped the sisters purchase a computerized embroidery machine. Sewing and candle making is the main source of income for these cloistered nuns. The industrial sewing machine helps the sisters meet the growing demand for liturgical items within the diocese while providing a steady income, which helps them prepare for a secure future.
These Capuchinas are friends to our sisters in the Mexico mission. Sister Pat Forster, who sponsored the OWM application and who often joins them for days of prayer said, “When Rose Mae Rausch and I arrived in Mexico the first persons to receive us were these Capuchin Clares. They are wonderful women. Struggling women . . . who make their living sewing and making candles.”