“CALOR Y CAFÉ” The new born of CÁRITAS MÁLAGA
To testify that Love breaks all the barriers: Idolatry of money, an economy that kills, selfishness which seeks only to enrich itself at any cost : two homes for the homeless.
- “Pozo Dulce”, a home for the homeless :
During the jubilee year 2000 a home for the homeless was born: “Pozo Dulce” which gives shelter to 55 residents. “Calor y Café” is also the fruit of another jubilee year: the Year of Mercy. Both centers were created to address the big problem of people who live on the streets. “Calor y Café” and “Pozo Dulce” are signs of mercy. Several volunteers have offered to make these places real welcoming homes.
The people who live on the street do not do it because they want it, but because of various unfortunate circumstances in their lives. The personalized support given to each of them makes it possible for some of them to find work, to create links with their family members or to seek a home and become independent. Remaking the lives of these people is one of the objectives of these two centers.
Many of us work with Caritas. We are aware of the precarious situation of unemployed families, young people discouraged at not finding jobs, and those who do not even have shelter. But above all there is the power of love. We know its identity because we believe that God is Love; that he created us in His image and that one person is worth more than all the riches of the world.
- Charity is put into practice with “Calor y Café” :
We had to deal with the construction and layout of “Calor y Café.” As soon as the awareness-raising campaign began in February 2016, the economic contributions were great, coming from parish groups, associations, as well as private individuals. This center has now existed for two months and solidarity continues. As Saint Vincent de Paul said: “Charity is not discussed, charity is put into practice.”
“Calor y Café”, Caritas, the diocese, and all people of good will try to open a path of hope for the poorest of the poor.
We are very much in line with the theme of the our General Chapter “Bearers of hope” …. In the existential peripheries … There are so many of them… To testify that Love breaks all the barriers: Idolatry of money, an economy that kills, selfishness which seeks only to enrich itself at any cost. On the contrary, we need an economy that serves the people. To be salt and light for the world, where love is the force that transforms the human heart.
Sr. Amalia García in Málaga
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