Blessed Sister DulceMaria Rita de Souza Pontes was born in 1914 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. From a young age she showed a profound spirit of charity. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters Missionaries of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God at the age of eighteen taking the name Dulce after her mother. There she went on to found the Charitable Works Foundation of Sister Dulce, one of the largest and most respected charitable organizations in Brazil. She was noted for the perseverance and the effort with which she cared for the sick. She was recently named the most admired woman in the history of Brazil.Blessed Sister Dulce, pray for us!
Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation – Born on the wings of World Youth Day 2002 in Canada, Salt + Light is a unique instrument of the New Evangelization. It is dedicated to being – and helping others become – the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Our mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ and the joy of the Gospel to the world by telling stories of hope that bring people closer to Christ and the Catholic faith.