As small community of  Franciscan “Minime Suore del Sacro Cuore” , we are present at the Birth Sanctuary (Santuario della Natività) since May 5, 1977.  It’s a very strong presence for us because we find a profound link between the “cradle of the Incarnate Word” and the mystic experience of our Blessed Founder,  Maria Margherita Caiani that had great love for the Child of Bethlehem and through her children, was able to finalize this through a humble and generous presence.

We work together with the “Frati Minori” in taking care of the holy places of the Nativity of the Savior, through a “minimum” work, paying close attention to the needs of the Fathers and for the liturgical life of the Sanctuary, drawing the strength to “love and serve” from profound prayer,  often together with the friars.

Supported by the prevenient grace and the call of our Founder: “I leave you, my dears, at the cradle of the Infant of God…” we rejoice at the thought of working in Bethlehem as humble continuers of Mary’s service to Baby Jesus.


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