- Children & Youth
Location26 OLIVE STBROOKLYN, NY 11211 United States
Our mission is to offer a MINISTRY OF PRESENCE to those who suffer the most - the poor, the lonely, the abandoned, the rejected and the isolated. Walking with the weary-hearted, we seek to offer the comfort and hope of God’s love and mercy through personal, life-transforming relationships that reveal the beauty and dignity of each person.
Our volunteers live in places where there is deep suffering (slums and inner-city neighborhoods) to offer their unconditional friendship and comforting presence. Con-solatio houses are nestled in some of the poorest neighborhoods in big cities around the globe, and it is there that our volunteers immerse themselves in the culture and in the hearts of the people they serve. By offering comfort and hope through relationships built on mutual respect and trust, and by being a bridge with local organizations, our volunteers want to rebuild a sense of dignity in each person - especially the elderly, the children, the handicapped, the forsaken. Apart from time spent with those in their neighborhoods, volunteers also regularly visit places of great distress such as jails, orphanages, and hospitals. Grounded in an intense prayer life and supported by an international community of fellow volunteers, Con-solatio missionaries seek, above all, to emulate Mary's compassion and consolation at the foot of the Cross.