Monterrey is located in the northeast of Mexico, 200 km from the United States border. It is the 3rd largest city in Mexico with a population of about 4 million people. The Beth Myriam (Casa de Maria) in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon has been working since 2004 with the help of the people of the different Prayer Groups established in the city. We have been giving food and spiritual help to most needy who live in the surrounding areas as well as to relatives of the sick people from the nearby Regional Hospital. In October 2008, the Beth Myriam we could move to a bigger place. With much joy, the Beth Myriam caregivers feel the presence of Our Blessed Mother and the loving help of Our Lord, giving them the strength to continue their beautiful work. The poor are thankful to receive the care and the love of God through the generosity of the BM caregivers.
In 2009, Vassula visited Casa de Maria. We felt a lot of joy with her visit and very happy when she told us that Our Mother, the Virgin Mary was the one leading this Beth Myriam. She encouraged us to continue and to put more chairs and tables in the lunch area, because we will have more people coming. Since that day the number of people attending has continued to grow. On Thursdays we serve breakfasts and have a prayer session with all the people attending. We serve around 170 meals, including 40 for take out. On Fridays we serve around 250 full breakfasts plus take-outs for people not being able to come because they have to stay close to their relatives in the Hospital. Saturdays, we serve around 280 complete hot lunches. This day is when a lot of people come to the hospital for special treatments (e.g. dialysis, chemotherapies).
On all of the three days, we are open, and we serve nutritious food like yogurt, salads, chicken, meat, and vegetables and everybody takes dessert, juices, coffee and milk. With the donations, we have been able to constantly improve our Beth Myriam and the work done.
Address: Monterrey, NL Mexico
Responsible: Maria Guadalupe Magaña de Duran