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Sent: A Blog of Catholic Missionaries
Bearing Light to the World’s Darkest Places

Use #GivingTuesday to Support Women & Infants in Guatemala Who Need Our Help

Fr. Randy     Nov 28, 2016 2:09:00 PM

This #GivingTuesday, our goal is to provide concrete signs of Christ’s love to the women and children of rural Guatemala. We recently caught up with Fr. Maxi Charitable Derisseau, a CICM missionary in Guatemala and founder of  the Bethany Maternal Child Center of San Benito Lachúa, and asked him about the needs of the women,...


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3 Ways to Support Women in Guatemala This Thanksgiving

Fr. Randy     Nov 23, 2016 12:44:32 PM

While Americans are the only ones who will be celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday, as Catholics we celebrate an even more profound “thanksgiving” (eucharistia in Greek) each time we attend Mass, whether we’re in Grand Rapids or Guatemala.

At Mass, we offer our hearts, minds, souls, and lives to Christ in thanksgiving for...


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Support Pregnant Women and New Mothers in Guatemala This Thanksgiving

Fr. Randy     Nov 22, 2016 11:40:28 AM

In the developed world, we rarely worry about infant and maternal mortality rates due to our advanced medical care. In fact, in the US, the infant mortality rate (IMR) is currently 6.2 deaths per 1,000 live births. Contrast that number with Guatemala’s IMR of 27.8, and you begin to see why our missionaries in Guatemala,...


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Supporting HIV and AIDS Victims in Zambia: An Interview with Fr. Wilfreddo Sabarillo

Fr. Randy     Nov 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Fr. Wilfreddo Sabarillo, more affectionately known as “Pops” (because he was the eldest in his seminary class), is a native of the Philippines serving the poor in Zambia, Africa. Initially, he assumed his new home would be similar to the Philippines, but due to cultural differences like food, language, and family customs, it...


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Featured Missionary Story: Fr. Francis Nsapo

Fr. Randy     Nov 2, 2016 12:23:42 PM

State-sponsored violence, material poverty, learned helplessness, and lack of access to decent education and healthcare for children and families--these are just some of the obstacles that Fr. Francis Nsapo and his fellow missionaries face in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Fr. Francis, a native of DRC who has been a part...


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About This Blog

Missionhurst Missionaries build Catholic communities in frontier situations: places where the gospel is not preached or lived. This blog is about their work in the four corners of the globe, and their holistic work in four areas of focus: relief and healthcare, socio-economic development, education, and pastoral work.

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