75th Anniversary of the founding of the Missionary Sisters of St. John the Evangelist Part 2

 The U.S. military helped to build the school by cutting down a mountain in Hachioji. Both Sakuramachi Hospital and Konohara Gakuen were helped by many benefactors. As the number of students increased, a new school was built in Oshino. It is a beautiful place near Mount Fuji, but every day is a day of battle. The senior sisters who reached out to those in need, who were right in front of them at that time, including those with severe mental disabilities, were in the forefront.

 The business entity was entrusted to St. John’s Welfare Society, which inherited the aspirations of the foundress and Fr. Totsuka. Although the social welfare society is not a wealthy corporation, it has developed many facilities, valuing the thoughts of Fr. Totsuka and Mother to reach out to those in need right in front of them. The harder we work to help those who fall out of sight of the welfare law, the more financially difficult the corporation will become in today's Japan.

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 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him.
John 15:5

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Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.
John 9



A new commandment I give to you,
that you love one another.
John 13:34



If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be.
John 12:26


We express God's deep love through our service to:
"the sick,
the suffering, and
the marginalized"