Sisters of the Poor

of Saint Catherine of Siena


Mission Community in Ecuador​

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In 1993, the Sisters of the Poor spread fraternal presence and witness of simple and welcoming life. They offered their service, in the light of the phrase that the Foundress chose as the center of the emblem of the Congregation: “Ubi charitas Deus ibi est” (“Where charity is there is God”). The mission of the Daughters of Mother Savina in Ecuador begins with their presence in the San Pedro seminary, of the diocese of Portoviejo. 

After the first months of insertion into the new reality, the sisters began to offer their availability in the seminary as collaborators of the Spanish priests, responsible for the formation of seminarians and also as collaborators in the administration of general services. The fulcrum of formation which is “transformation into Christ for the priesthood is a long and delicate journey “. The community helping in this mission is very much aware of such responsibility. 

The apostolate of the Sisters of the Poor in Ecuador also includes catechetical work and evangelization to children, young people and their families, both in the parish and in the school. They offer, at the diocesan level, a valid contribution in the field of youth and vocations ministry, promoting meetings of reflection and prayer. Their priority is to train young people, whom they care for with special dedication and creativity. 

The education in human and Christian values, which they encourage with the most varied and effective strategies, occupies the first place: the organization of missions among the most deficient and needy rural population, to bring them the good news; accompaniment of young people in volunteering to sensitize them to the suffering of others; teaching them concretely to welcome and respect every person in need physical and moral limits. 

Other time is dedicated to the sick, the poor, the elderly, bringing help and comfort. Total and disinterested selfless self-giving as an extension of the mission of Jesus, the Lamb of God. Thus, the proclamation of the Gospel is the heart of the mission of these Sisters; it is a great task that the Risen Lord left to his Church. To them, therefore, belongs the last voice of Christ: “Go into all the world, preach the gospel to every creature” (Mk 16:15). He is the Missionary par excellence, the Master and the model of gratuitous love from whom Mother Savina learned to give herself “for pure love without measure and without reward”.

Missionary Community

Sr. Inelda


Sr. Cristina

Sr. Vitória

Sr. Alessandra