“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”
‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
– Matthew 25:35-36,40
In 2002, the Sisters Oblates to the Blessed Trinity started the project of a clinic in the rural and poor town of Tacachico, El Salvador. Following the example of Jesus, the Good Samaritan, our Sisters work in our Emmanuel Clinic providing medical and spiritual aid to the hundreds of people that come every year. They also help them with their basic needs, such as food, water, clothing, and other household supplies.
Two or three times a year, Sr. Imelda Canales and Sr. Clementina George, along with volunteer doctors, nurses, and other staff from the United States, among them college students and pastoral care providers, host Medical Mission Days. On these days, hundreds of people – men, women, and children – benefit from the services offered. For most, this is their only opportunity to receive medical treatment.