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Bearing Light to the World’s Darkest Places

Here's What We're Doing to Help Prisoners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fr. Ivo Vanvolsem     Oct 17, 2018 2:36:00 PM

“How can one go back into his mother`s womb and be born again?”

Nicodemus famously asked Jesus this question in the Gospel of John, in response to Jesus telling him that he must be “born again” to enter into God’s kingdom.

This is the foundation of our pastoral commitment at the Central Prison of Kananga, in the Democratic...


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Learning About Love From Mama Clotilde

Laurent Khonde Badia     Oct 11, 2018 12:10:34 PM

At times it feels that our world has become like a Darwinian model of “survival of the fittest.” I sense a level of indifference to the plight of many of the “lesser” among us. It reminds me of the elephant who crushes the little chick that happens to walk the same road––only the strongest increases his way. Meanwhile, many...


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Understanding the Plight of Street Children in the Congo

Fr. Louis Ngoy     Oct 3, 2018 12:31:40 PM

The future, be it of one person or the whole of a nation, always needs to be prepared. Deeply rooted foundations contribute to the success of such preparation. Seeds planted and cultivated during childhood typically prepare the foundation of us as human beings. From a societal perspective, a better future for our people is...


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Noticing Their Need: Caring for the Mentally Ill in the Congo

Fr. Louis Ngoy     Sep 26, 2018 9:21:24 AM

In the Archdiocese of Kinshasa, CICM missionaries serve the parish of Our Lady of Fatima. The parish is located in the heart of Kinshasa (capital of the DR of Congo), in an area called Gombe. This area is presumably an upper-class milieu, where the institutions of the Republic are located, as well as many retailers and company...


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Building a Solid Foundation of Daily Prayer is Easier Than You Think — Follow These 5 Tips

Fr. Randy     Sep 20, 2018 2:43:21 PM

For many of us, prayer can feel haphazard, hurried, and at times even empty. It’s often the first thing we cut out of a busy day. Most Christians, if pressed, would likely admit to wishing they had a stronger prayer life. And because conversion is a lifelong process, no one’s prayer life—not even a saint’s—is perfect.

Today,...


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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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