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

Offering Sanctuary in the Big City

Fr. Omer Masela     Jan 16, 2019 9:55:03 AM

Whenever I tell people I meet that I am the pastor of Christ the Savior Church, they always ask me to tell them more about the church. The reality is that our church is not very well known here.

Yet, our small parish is still making a big difference in the Catholic and non-Catholic communities around us.

One indicator of this...


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Personal and Universal: Combining Local Traditions and Catholic Custom in Our Missionary Work

Fr. Laurent Mpongo     Jan 9, 2019 8:40:00 AM

The basic human function of honoring and burying one’s dead is a personal one. It also often involves one’s family, church, and community. Local custom and traditional attitudes have their parts as well. This is the story of an elderly woman of our parish, who had just celebrated her 90th birthday when she passed away in...


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"The God Who Became a Baby:" A Christmas Meditation

Missionhurst     Dec 19, 2018 8:22:00 AM

As we enter the last week of Advent, the anticipation of Christmas builds to a crescendo. Jesus is almost here! But how often do we stop and think of the strangeness of the feast of Christ’s Nativity? After all, what we are really celebrating is that the God of the Universe became a tiny baby.

While many things could be said...


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Meet Missionhurst's New Director of Development: Fr. Andre Kazadi

Missionhurst     Dec 12, 2018 7:54:00 AM

As we move into the beautiful season of Christmas with all the joy that comes with the Christ Child's birth, we are also happy to introduce to the Missionhurst family of supporters, Fr. Andre Kazadi, the new Director of Development for our work in the missions. 

Keep reading to learn more about Fr. Andre, his love for...


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Hope in the Bateyes of the Dominican Republic

Fr. Paul Mbuyi Kasonga     Dec 5, 2018 7:53:00 AM

In the Dominican Republic, the very poor “company towns” made up of Haitian migrant sugarcane workers and their families, are called bateyes. The barracks in the bateyes house migrant workers who harvest (or used to harvest) sugarcane; they are usually wooden slat, cinderblock, and corrugated tin shanties. There is no running...


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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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