International Ministries

God’s love is global. So are we.

Our mission is to proclaim God’s love by being a life-giving, reconciling presence in our fractured world, not in just one country. Our Precious Blood spirituality inspires us to look beyond our own national borders to see the suffering of our sisters and brothers everywhere; to adopt a truly global perspective that seeks to help whenever possible — answering the cry of God’s children wherever they might be. Around the world, our sisters serve in ministries much like those we perform in the U.S. We provide help, guidance, and support from permanent locations in Latin America and emergency aid wherever needed.

International Ministries are currently in Chile and Guatemala.

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International Ministry: Sister Karen Elliott shares her experience in India

Sisters Rita Manriquez and Noemi Flores

Sisters of the Precious Blood began their ministry in Chile in 1957. Over the past six decades, they have served as teachers, educational administrators, catechetical leaders, youth ministers and parish leaders, among other roles. They survived the Great Chilean earthquake of May 1960, and the 1973 military junta presented unique challenges for 17 years. Then, as now, our Sisters in Chile serve their communities wherever and however they are needed, bringing the gifts of Precious Blood spirituality to their ministries and their daily lives.

Above right, Sisters Noemi Flores, Rita Manriquez, Maria Luisa Miller and Edna Hess in front of their house in Cerro Navia, Chile, April 2019; Sister Ceil Taphorn photo. Sister Maria Louisa served for 55 years, during the years 1966-2021; Sister Edna served for 31 years, during the years 1977-1990, 1992-2003, 2012-2019.

Sisters Joyce Kahle and Terry Walter

On January 7, 2007 Sister Mary Faye Hellman opened a school for indigenous women in Guatemala. She sensed the need of Mayan women to study. Their options are few and they suffer a lot of discrimination and mistreatment, especially where they work as maids in homes of the middle class. Mary Faye started with 9 women that first year. In 2020 she retired from the project, but it continues under new management and will have 38 women studying there in 2023 in middle and high school. It is called the Centro de Formación Multiple la Preciosisima Sangre. Read More

Sister Mumbi Kigutha

Friends in Solidarity (FIS), the U.S. partner of Solidarity with South Sudan, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new president, Sister Mumbi Kigutha, CPPS. Sister Mumbi, a Sister of the Precious Blood from Dayton, Ohio, will begin her tenure with FIS in February 2023. She will be the second president of the organization, succeeding founder and president Sister Joan Mumaw, IHM. Sister Joan expressed her intent to retire as FIS president in February.

Sister Kigutha will be joining FIS as the organization continues to grow and increase its support of Solidarity. She believes strongly in Solidarity’s vision of capacity building in partnership with the Church of South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. She said, “I am very happy to be chosen to lead FIS. My educational background in business and theology coupled with many years of experiences in social sciences at the grassroots level in various African contexts will hopefully put me in good standing to succeed and flourish in this role.” Read More

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