PROJECT 2 - PORTUGAL
Mem-Soares Castelo De Vide Portugal stands in thirty three acres of unspoilt rural landscape, it is four kilometres from the old medevil town of Castelo De Vide and just two hours drive from the Capital Lisbon, and two hours away from Fatima. It borders the National park and is only twenty kilometres from the Spanish border. There are numerous sights and interesting buildings and churches in the nearby town of Castelo De Vide, the oldest synagogue in Portugal is in the medevil part of town and is now a very interesting museum. The view from Our Lady of Phena Chapel on top of a nearby hill are stunning. There are forty four mixed bedroom types all with on- suite bathrooms and toilets. a pilgrims lounge with TV, a large dining room to accomodate fifty diners. There is also a large private consecrated chapel, and a smaller private chapel upstairs for private prayer and adoration, a small cafe, a large open air swimming pool with adjoining changing rooms. There is also a small apartment block with seven apartments of one and two bedroom apartments. The surrounding land of thirty three acres belongs to the retreat house and has a small farm with a shepherd, and numerous sheep, large olive groves, and cork trees.
The whole property and land are in the process of being a source of interest for 'Love Heals Body Mind & Spirit' Ministry to purchase through its registered charity:
'Love Heals Body Mind & Spirit Ministry'.
If you are interested in helping 'Love Heals Body Mind & Spirit Ministry' in either of the projects, either by donating to the charity or by gift aid, or alternately contact us on our contact page or our donate page, to offer help towards raising the funds required.
Love Heals Body Mind & Spirit Ministry is a registered charity with the Charity Commission UK: Charity Registration Number - 1174317
PROJECT 1 - INDIA
Love Heals Body Mind & Spirit Ministry have been closely associated with the Medical Sisters of St Joseph's since the Love Heals Body Mind & Spirit Ministry was originally founded in 2004. In November 2016 nine of the UK team were officially initated as associate members of the lay order of the Medical Sisters of St Joseph's. All of the team have visited the Mother House in Kerela and also stayed at the Retreat House at St Josephs Hospital Vadakkencherry Palakkad Kerala at various times.
The Crucifix shown above was donated to the Sisters and the Hospital by the Ministry, at the time there was nowhere for the Sisters or the visitors to the hospital or the retreat house to go and sit before our Lord and reflect, the ministry have also donated a life size statue of St Joseph to the retreat house.
In collaboration with the Medical Sisters of St Joseph the Love Heals Ministry raised the funds to purchase an electric generator for the hospital adjacent to the retreat house, this alleviated the problem the hospital had with the power cuts that kept occuring, they can now plan operations, x-rays, and all other tasks that require constant electrical power.
Further funds have been raised and donated to the orphanage, maintained and run by the Sisters. The Ministries connections with the Sisters is also a deep spiritual one, and the retreats with them over the years have always been both deeply spiritual and filled with a sense of what it is that God wants us to do to help those in great need. The Ministry will continue to work with the Sisters and assist both financially and hands on to any need that they and the Lord requires.
If you are interested in donating or helping the Ministry to raise funds for the Sisters, please go to our Donate site or our Contact site.
Love Heals Body Mind & Spirit Ministry is a registered charity with the
Charity Commission UK: Charity Number - 1174317