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Holy Trinity’s art auction to benefit girls in South America

Published September 12, 2013

PEACHTREE CITY—Holy Trinity Church has a new and thriving ministry, Shepherds of the Meek (SOTM), through which parishioners are working to improve the lives of orphaned girls throughout Colombia, South America.

Founded through a collaboration of parishioners and a Colombian-born parochial vicar in 2012, Shepherds of the Meek raises funds to support the Siervas Cristo Sacerdote, an order of sisters present in Latin America.

SOTM will hold an art auction with proceeds to benefit the sisters and their orphanages. The evening, presented by Regency Fine Art, will take place at Our Lady of Victory School in Tyrone, on Saturday, Oct. 5.

A preview of the art begins at 6 p.m. On display will be fine art prints, lithographs, sports memorabilia, engravings and many other works by local, national and international artists. The auction begins at 7 p.m.

The Siervas Cristo Sacerdote nuns operate numerous orphanages throughout Colombia. The orphanages support the needs of young girls ages 7 to 17. The parents of many of these girls were murdered as a result of the widespread drug cartel violence in South America. The sisters also run an orphanage for people who are mentally challenged and severely handicapped.

SOTM’s core mission is to channel the power of the Holy Spirit upon the forgotten, cast aside and marginalized women of Colombia.

The ministry’s motto, Talitha koum, is borrowed from the Bible when Jesus said, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!” (Mark 5:41).

Shepherds of the Meek strives to help these girls become healthy, happy and productive members of society. All funds raised aid the nuns in improving the health and education of the girls, as well as providing them with opportunities for a future. As information about and support for this ministry grows, SOTM aspires to provide for the needs of orphanages and women in other developing countries around the globe.

Tickets for the auction are $5 each in advance, and admission includes a drink and hors d’oeuvres. To RSVP, contact Jacque Bates at 770-487-2995 or

Shepherds of the Meek aims to be a multi-faith initiative for social justice among the poor, orphaned and marginalized women of the world. For more information, contact Father Dairo Rico at, Sue Ford at, or visit the website at