Karidat is not only the social service branch of our Diocese of Chalan Kanoa; we are also proud to be the local branch of the nationwide network of Catholic Charities.
After Typhoon Soudelor, a representative from Catholic Charities USA called our office immediately with an offer of help. And just a few months ago, in January of 2017, we hosted two representatives from CCUSA for a day-long retreat at the Maturana House of Prayer.
This summer, the quarterly magazine of Catholic Charities USA devoted its pages to programs operating across the U.S. Territories. There is a feature on Puerto Rico’s Catholic Charities office, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and our own Northern Marianas Islands. You will find photos of Saipan’s landscape and from this year’s Good Friday procession, too!
Please take a look; it is available online at: https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/magazines (click on the “Summer” issue)