Marian Sisters of Eucharistic Love (MASEL) is a female Public Association with Diocesan Right engaged in an active apostolate. The MASEL Public Association was started in 2009 in the Diocese of Yendi. Our mission is built around the Eucharist; “What greater act of love can one make than to give one’s self wholeheartedly and entirely for the relief of the afflicted.”
The Marian Sisters of Eucharistic Love discovered that children born with disabilities or birth defects are being killed among some ethnic groups in the Diocese of Yendi. One of the commonest beliefs of some of these people in Yendi Diocese is that children born with deformities are considered to be “spirit children.” In other words, they are considered evil incarnate or signs of bad omen for their families and the community at large.
For example, children born with teeth protruding, facial hair, pubic hair, both sex organs, abnormally large head (hydrocephalus), children who fail to walk after the age of three years; or when a child is born at the time of severe hunger or loses the mother or both parents at the time of birth, cries a lot at night, or whose parents are always sick after the birth of the child, born as twins, children with epilepsy, deaf and dumb, blind and etc. Such children are either killed or thrown into the forest to die.
In order to rescue such victimized children, the MASEL Sisters try to talk or appeal to the people to release such children into the care of the church. These children’s health needs to be taken care of as well as their feeding, training, and education. Currently, the Home accommodates 82 children. We give off ourselves to God for the service of persons who are poor. They have a vocation that obliges them to help, without any discrimination, any person who is in need. They are fully available to meet the needs of their dehumanized brothers and sisters, the most abandoned, the marginalized, and those cut off from the sunlight of companionship.
Love is the vocation to which all men and women have been called from the creation of the world. The seal stamped on the heart of the sisters and everyone in the name of the Triune God is love.
For more information about the Marian Sisters of Eucharistic Love (MASEL), please visit their website at www.sisterstanschildren.org.
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