Montevideo, Uruguay, Dec 20, 2017 / 16:01 pm
A project to end the drug scourge in Uruguay has drawn inspiration from the parents of the "Little Flower" Saint Therese of Lisieux.
Saint Louis Martin and Saint Zelie Guerin, whom Pope Francis canonized in October 2015, are the namesakes of a chapel in the headquarters of the Renacer Project. The Catholic initiative, whose name refers to being born again, has worked for 28 years to aid the full rehabilitation of drug addicts and their families.
Cardinal Daniel Sturla of Montevideo celebrated the dedication Mass last year on Dec. 28, the Solemnity of the Holy Innocents.
"How good it is that this chapel is dedicated to those holy parents, a holy couple. Here we see the victory of love, purity, beauty, and the joy of the family gathered together," he said.