Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas To Everyone and Thank You From La Casa de la Sagrada Familia Dec 2009

Madre Mireya and La Casa

Just back from La Casa, Kathi and I brought them some holiday cheer - a big
pot of freshly made pozole and tamales for everyone.

Some teenagers from Jocotepec came and decorated La Casa 
for Christmas and the sisters put up the Nacimiento awaiting the 
arrival of the Baby Jesus.

The patients are cheerful, immaculately clean, safe, loved, and well cared for.
Who could ask for more.

This is the newest patient, she is shy and a little confused but seems to be 
responding well to her new environment.


 This patient needs a little more care.
She recently had surgery to relieve fluid on
her brain and currently has a shunt that
must be monitored by the nuns - who are also nurses.
 They were celebrating today, she ate her first real food since her surgery.


The woman who sells chickens at the Joco Mercado
has started making gift boxes for each patient,
but needs help completeing it.  
One of the boxes is completely empty. 

As you can see, each box will have something new and warm
to wear for each patient for Christmas.  
If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated.  

You might pick up a few warm things for these tiny elderly
women to fill out the boxes, or add something special of your choice.
Some ideas might be. . .warm socks, turtlenecks, booties, jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, mufflers, knitted warm hats, sweat suits, or anything
you can think of that will help keep these tiny people warm.

In addition, they are having a diaper emergency!  
They had a diaper manufacturer who donated monthly, 
shipped them to La Bodega, and the nuns went to the Bodega to pick them up.
There has not been a shipment for 2 months.  
They need size Adult Med.  Each patient goes through 4 diapers daily = 28 per day.
It's not easy to keep up with that, they only have enough for the next 2 weeks.

If you'd like to help, you can shop for the patients and deliver the things yourself, 
or you can send me your donation through paypal.com
(use my email: marilyninmexico@hotmail.com) 
and I will buy the things and deliver them for you.

Thanks to everyone for caring about and helping La Casa de la Sagrada Familia.
The nuns and patients are overwhelmed by your generosity. 
You are the very BEST!

 ¡Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo!


  1. Way to go Marilyn! Your Web site is always interesting, but this article is so heart warming. I hope your holidays are as happy as you and others have made these residents of La Casa de la Sagrada.

    Shirley Hale

  2. Aww, thanks Shirl. Means a lot coming from you guys. Muy amable.