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The CNEWA Connection

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The Daughters of St. Anne are a “significant pillar” for supporting the needy in Ethiopia, writes Argaw Fantu, CNEWA’s regional director in Addis Ababa.

“75 devoted sisters, moved by the charism of their founder, are ‘following Jesus Christ who is the Truth and Life; serving Him in the poor and the sick.’ The sisters are engaged in pastoral programs, formation houses, schools, homes for orphans and visually impaired children, as well as health services for the sick and elderly. They work in 40 centers in eight dioceses throughout Ethiopia.

Currently, most of their works are located in the four Ge’ez Catholic eparchies of the Ethiopian Catholic Church, and all receive regular support thanks to CNEWA’s generous donors.

“The sisters,” he added, “are exceptional. As the provincial superior in Ethiopia put it, ‘The congregation needs not only a great number of sisters but, above all, empowered and efficient sisters.’ ”

We can only echo Mr. Fantu’s sentiment.

To help us stand by their side, and help so many in need, call: 1-800-442-6392 (United States) or 1-866-322-4441 (Canada).

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