In 1992 Ed and Nan Weber
founded the Holy Family Ministry Center "for the Renewal and the Restoration of the family and Catholic Family Life through the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy."
Nan has a BA in Education and is an LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse). Ed has a BS in Engineering and is a CNA (Certified Nursing assistant). They are the parents of 10 daughters and have 43 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. They have been working in family ministry since 1972. They are Secular Franciscans
Nan works with the development of the many programs at the Center. They are Spiritual Directors in the Diocese of Amarillo and were one of the founding families for The Holy Family Home School Association. They have a background in Marriage Encounter work, Prayer Group Leadership, Rachael's Vineyard, a healing retreat for post-abortion ministry and prison ministry.
All of this experience is now bearing new fruit as God has called them to minister to families and their loved one's at the end of life through Loreto on the Plains Personal Care Home
which is an outreach of the Holy Family Ministry Center to those who are sick and terminally ill. In 1999 they came to realize that it wasn't enough to only work to preserve the lives of God's children at the beginning of life. The practice of Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide was beginning to raise it's ugly head and people were ignorant of or refusing to accept that reality. Loreto is to be a model personal care home and an inspiration which will encourage the laity to become involved in the fight against euthanasia by helping to care for those who are so vulnerable. The labors in this ministry to the sick and terminally ill will take place in three ways: In educating the laity with the truth about end of life issues, in caring spiritually for the dying and in providing medical and physical care until they die.
Jorge and Rachael De Santiago,
came from Florida in 2007, to help with the ministry while they were in the area. Rachael is an excellent cook and adds much to the ministry with her gift of service, evangelism and organization as she spreads her sunshine and fiery spirit. She is the daughter of Ed and Nan and was trained as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) in Kentucky. She and her husband Jorge are the proud parents of eight children. Jorge is helping in many areas such as assistant office personal, assistant trained patient care and Angel of Mercy, he is also in charge of Maintenance including the helping in the construction of Loreto. They help with the keeping of the grounds and also with the music ministry. Their children are home schooled by Rachael and are very gifted in the area of scholastics, music, and sports.