| La Casa Cuna La Anunciación offers three formats of images of the Child Jesus for sale to help defray the costs of its new facilities in Yecla | "A house that is the work of God's love and charity", as defined by the Bishop of Cartagena, Bishop Lorca Planes, Casa Cuna La Anunciación, a diocesan foundation that began its work in June 2010 and in which the Little Sisters of the Annunciation care for mothers in a situation of social exclusion who have young children; they provide the necessary help to as many pregnant women, at risk of abortion, need it; support women suffering from post-abortion syndrome; they organize actions aimed at sensitizing and educating public opinion about respect for the life and dignity of women; and they work in the family environment of pregnant women or mothers with young children to facilitate their integration into society.The women who come to the Casa Cuna are different from those who will leave it, because the opportunity of a new horizon that this house provides them makes fear and insecurity remain behind.
A facility that can house five mothers with their corresponding small children.
"The purpose is the defense of life, especially that of unborn children," says Matilde Gil, mother superior of the Little Sisters of the Annunciation of Sucina.
To achieve this end, the Casa Cuna welcomes women throughout their pregnancy, "so that they can live it with dignity, also facilitating a comprehensive training that is accompanied by moral, psychological, social and spiritual support aimed at their future social integration."The foundation has launched a project to expand the squares of the Casa Cuna and enable a second residence in Yecla, thanks to the donation of a building in that municipality.
With the aim of raising funds to carry out this expansion, the foundation is selling an image of the Child Jesus in three sizes, for 6, 8 and 10 euros.
Each image is accompanied by a small brochure that explains what the Casa Cuna is and that includes a prayer for Christmas Eve and another to bless the table.
An initiative that began last year, with the sale in some parishes and that the bishop wanted this year to be diocesan.
"Last year it was thought that it could be nice to congratulate Christmas with the image of the Child Jesus betting on life", explains David Martínez, vicar of Campo de Cartagena - Mar Menor.The director of the Casa Cuna, José León, recalls that you can collaborate with this foundation throughout the year, making financial or in-kind donations.
"It only takes a visit to this house to see how that small contribution that each one makes multiplies in a lot of possibilities and joy for these children and their mothers," he highlights.
Source: Obispado de Cartagena