Follow the cross and you will find hope
In 2013 my mother-in-law invited me to join her on a women’s retreat led by Fr. Dennis O’Donnell. I’d never been on a retreat before and it was a wonderful experience that brought me closer to God. Fr. O’Donnell also shared with us about Amigos de Jesús, a home for abandoned and impoverished children in rural Honduras that he had cofounded with an American couple Anthony and Chris Granese. I was so moved by the amazing story of this community and what they were doing to help and change the lives of these children in need.
In June 2018 I traveled with Fr. O’Donnell and a group of women to the home in Honduras. We were privileged to meet the children and the wonderful staff and volunteers who make up this incredible community. We had the opportunity to teach and create art with the children as well. It was so inspiring to see their joy and creativity. The trip solidified in me a desire to do what I could to help serve these children and this work.
Amigos de Jesus
The Amigos de Jesús family is a sanctuary of hope, healing and transformation in service to vulnerable children.
Amigos de Jesús is a home for abandoned, abused, and impoverished children in rural Honduras. Located on 200 acres of rural farmland, the property consists of 13 homes for children, residences for our staff and volunteers, our school, chapel and working farm. Founded in 1997 by Christine and Anthony Granese, a North American couple and Father Dennis O’Donnell, a Catholic priest from Philadelphia PA, Amigos de Jesús supports over 140 children in a loving, safe environment for children to grow and learn.
Please visit my Store page for Amigos de Jesús where all the profits go to support this amazing organization and the children they save.