Sr. Lisa Valentini, MSC spent many years in mission among the people of the Dominican Republic in the poor town of El Factor where she ran two pre-schools. Today Sr. Lisa continues to benefit the people of the Dominican Republic by offering Americans mission experience trips to El Factor.
American teenagers and adults are welcome to join Sr. Lisa for Mission Experiences during winter, spring and summer months. For many of the people who participate as mission partners, their lives are forever changed. By day, the mission partners complete various tasks aimed at helping the community thrive, and they offer Christ centered arts and crafts activities for hundreds of children. By evening, Sr. Lisa provides a time of prayer and reflection in addition to the celebration of the Mass. Students and adults alike soon realize that there is much to be learned by opening one’s heart and mind to Jesus’ Sacred Heart present among the poor.