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

Finding Missionary Joy in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Fr. Emmanuel Luamina     Mar 13, 2019 8:43:00 AM

My first three years of pastoral work in eastern Cameroon were spent as a diocesan youth chaplain.  I was involved with at-risk youth during my years of ministry in the CICM formation house in Cameroon as well.  Each of these experiences awakened in me a passion for the spiritual mentoring and attentiveness needed to work with...


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Let the Little Children Come to Me: The Importance of Mission Outreach to Young People

Fr. Andre     Feb 20, 2019 1:37:54 PM

"… Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40  In 1862, Father Theophile Verbist, a Belgian diocesan priest founded the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Missionhurst-CICM). The Congregation’s Charism is the announce of the Good News of Jesus to all...


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The Caresses of the Mission: Serving God's People in Guatemala

Fr. Charitable Derisseu     Feb 6, 2019 1:28:32 PM

In early 2013, I arrived at the parish of El Calvario in the diocese of Verapaz. After some 14 years of commitment to the missionary ministry in Mexico, I dedicated myself completely to the observation and discovery of my new mission field in Guatemala.

I spent a long time learning the local language and familiarizing myself...


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Words of Thanks to Supporters from Missionhurst Communities Around the World

Fr. Andre     Jan 30, 2019 8:51:00 AM

Dear Friends of Missionhurst,Happy New Year! At the beginning of this year, allow me to thank each of you for your care, compassion and generosity towards our missionaries and the people they serve throughout the world.

Please know that your prayers and generosity through this past year were an overwhelming blessing for all of...


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A Passion for Education: Laurette's Story

Fr. Anaclet Mukendi Mpunga     Jan 23, 2019 8:27:00 AM

The village of Bois de Laurence is located high on a mountain in Northeast Haiti, with a scattered population of about 20,000. It is a poor and remote region, lacking any meaningful infrastructure or resources. What makes Bois de Laurence special are the people. Pride runs deep in the community, and the people retain hope in...


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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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