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Join BVMs, Associates, and Friends on an Ecuador Immersion Trip

Join BVMs, Associates, And Friends On An Ecuador Immersion Trip

The Sisters of Charity, BVM and associates invite you to stand in solidarity through work, reflection, or prayer with our sisters and brothers in Ecuador through one of two upcoming immersion trips.

One trip will include opportunities to do service projects. The other will focus on cultural immersion. During both trips, you will live at and learn about the Working Boy’s Center—A Family of Families in Quito, Ecuador, a place dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty.

Founded in 1964 by Jesuit, Father John Halligan, fondly known as Padre, the Working Boys’ Center serves children and their entire families in a comprehensive program of education, social services, and empowerment. BVMs served at the Working Boys Center as teachers, administrators, and volunteers for more than 50 years.

Volunteer Service
Oct. 24–Nov. 1, 2019

On this journey of service you will:
• Live and work at the Working Boys’ Center in Quito
• Experience the Basílica del Voto Nacional and other sites in historic Quito
• Travel to homes in the barrios and the countryside
• Join in a “minga” to help a family build a house

Cultural Discovery
Nov. 1–Nov. 8, 2019

On this cultural retreat you will:
• Live at the Working Boy’s Center in Quito
• Experience Quito’s world-renowned artisian open-air market
• Visit the “middle of the world” at Mitdad del Mundo
• Journey to the past in Quito’s historic center

To learn more about the Working Boys Center—A Family of Families, visit:

The deadline to register for both trips is Sept. 24, 2019.

For more information contact:
Director of the Office of BVM Life and Mission Lori Ritz: or
Tim and Mary Moothart:

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