Asociación Hogar Nazareth
A work of Divine Providence .
Asociación Hogar Nazareth- Founded 1988
On July 25, 1988, in the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, the young Carmen Licet was in religious formation. That day a woman came, requesting protection for two orphaned girls: María Elena (8 years old) and Alba Luz (10 years old); her mother before she died, asked her to find a safe and stable home for her daughters.
Because the charism of the Franciscan sisters is evangelization and prayer, the Sisters could not help the girls; When the young woman saw the girls' faces full of sadness, she said to the lady: "Give me your address, I will be praying for them to find protection" and she saw them to the door . She went to the chapel to pray and in this moment of prayer she felt a stronger call from God through Isaiah 55: 1.
With permission to leave from her congregation and with the desire to help the girls, she went in search of them, and thus started a home for vulnerable children which she called Hogar(Home) Jesús de Nazareth, later legally organized as an NGO for its operation under the name of the "Asociación Hogar Nazareth", located in the city of Comayagua.
The first month she was in charge of 25 children and God's providence was always present.
Thanks to the US Soldiers of the SotoCano Base for having supported us from the beginning.
The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and the Missionaries of Christ came to our neighborhood in the year 2,000 and have since then formed part of the Nazareth Family.
*The number of people who have accompanied us is great, and that means that GOD is great!
Today a main goal is to carry out the reingegration of children with their families when the situation has become safe.