Casa San Jose’
After it was closed the House of evangelism of San Giovanni Evangelista in N.Y., turned out many alternatives to Foundation, and was accepted the offer of Fr. Jorge Charland in the Diocese of Worcester in 1988; the House is opened on September 29, 1988.
The Little religious Franciscain of Mary were the first benefactors, which not only offered the accommodation but also provided everything for the new House. Also collaborated in the House, as well as his father Jorge Charland and others of the apostolate of Worcester and Southbridge.
The sisters began their mission with the Hispanic community of St Paul's Cathedral (Worcester), Saint Mary (Southbridge) and St. Louis (Webster).
He nuns continue in other parishes, some of the earliest were left and new ones arrived. Religious sisters working in parishes in sacramental catechesis, in coordination of the prayer groups, in the animation of the Eucharistic celebrations, making visits to families and especially listening to people who need a Word and a gesture of friendliness and fellowship.
For many years working together with the Group of Oblates to Laity Divino Amore which frequently gather to do Eucharistic adoration and hear the word of God and the writings of Mother Margarita Diomira Crispi or just to celebrate their festivities of the Institute and to share moments of fraternity.
The chapel of San Jose House was rebuilt to open a space of evangelization to worshipers and adorers who want to do Adoration with SS.mo and stay in an atmosphere of silence and listening to the word of God and of Oblate spirituality.
Casa San José
Sisters Oblates to Divine Love
50 Moore Ave,
Worcester, MA. 01602
Tel (001508) 7973505
Casa Santa Maria Estrella del Mar
Opens the August 16, 1995. It was from the outset a religious need of Worcester has another oblate religious House in the same country and thus be able to have moments of meetings, fraternities and to celebrate their festivals and activities of the Congregation. And with this purpose is opened this home.
The first meeting was with Fr. Robert Washabaugh and he has made contact with the nuns in charge of Hispanic community of Norwich and New London and after a few meetings and visits the new mission is accepted.
The first House was next to the Cathedral of San Patricio and the seat of Bishop Mons. Daniel Hart, so the House was owned by the Episcopal Curia, but the community was paying a monthly fee to rent it.
Women religious in Hispanic Ministry working with migrants in countries from Latin America, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Missionary work within these communities is very broad and complex. The specific work that makes every single religious group in the parish which is animate the Eucharist, coordinate and train catechists, carrying forward the catechesis for first communion and Confirmation and catechesis for adults, coordinate the readers, Eucharistic Ministers. They also make the animation to different groups of the parish, the charismatic Renewal and the Catechumens. Visiting families, hospitals and prisons for women.
In 1999 was then purchased a home in another place in the same city, where he is currently the community.
Casa Santa María Estrella del Mar
Sisters Oblates to Divine Love
28 River Avenue,
Norwich, CT 06360