Honduras Historical Summary

On October 19, I987, St. Paul of the Cross Province formally missioned five Passionists to serve in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This increased Passionist support for the previously established orphanage of Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos y Hermanas. The Passionists, with financial and spiritual support from the United States and international mission agencies, established a faith-based community liaison effort between Hato de Enmedio and Villa Nueva. In addition to other educational and ministry projects, outreach continued when Casa Pasionista, an AIDS clinic in Tegucigalpa, started operations in 1993. Although a decision was reached in December 1994 to cease an active Passionist presence in Honduras, St. Paul of the Cross Province and a variety of volunteers continue to offer various levels of assistance to the Honduran director of the AIDS clinic.