Beth Myriam of Mexico
Beth Myriam, La Casa de Maria, Monterrey
Monterrey is located in the northeast of Mexico, 200km from the United States border. It is the 3rd largest city in Mexico with a population of 4 million people.
Since the beginning, we have been receiving relatives of the sick people from the nearby Regional Hospital No. 25 of IMSS and also poor people that live in the surrounding areas.
Seeing all the needs from the people attending, and asking Our Lord with prayers, it was on October 25th 2008 that we could move to a bigger place with more space for the lunch area, the kitchen and for an oratory that is very helpful.
This past Year, on January 2009, Vassula recently visited Casa de Maria; we felt a lot of joy with her visit and very happy when she told us that Our Mother, the Virgin Mary was the one leading this Beth Myriam, she encouraged us to continue and to put more chairs and tables in the lunch area, because we will have more people coming, since that day, the number of people attending has been continuing growing.
Currently, on Thursdays, we serve breakfasts, and have a prayer session with all the people attending. Total on Thursdays, we serve around 170 meals, including 40 for take out. On Friday’s we are serving around 250 full breakfasts plus the take outs for people not being able to come because they have to stay close to their relatives in the Hospital. Saturdays, we serve around 280 complete hot lunches, this day is when a lot of people come to the hospital for special treatments (e.g. dialysis, chemotherapies).
On all of the three days of the week that we open and following Vassula’s recommendation, we serve nutritious food like yoghurt, salads, chicken, meat and vegetables, everybody takes dessert, juices, coffee and milk.
In October 2008, work began to enlarge the Dining/Prayer room. Everything was done in a week's time, allowing the feeding of the needy to go on uninterrupted, helping them with not only food but with prayers and spiritual help. With much joy, the Beth Myriam caregivers feel the presence of Our Blessed Mother and the loving help of Our Lord, giving them the strength to continue their beautiful work. The poor are thankful to receive the care and the love of God through the generosity of the BM caregivers.
Since January 2009 with the help of your donations we have been able to do a lot of improvements to the BM, some of them are the following:
A Testimony from a lady who comes to the Beth Myriam:
Address: Monterrey, NL Mexico
Responsible: Maria Guadalupe Magaña de Duran