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MERCYSTORIES

Sharing works of mercy 

Our blog features stories from projects around the world that are changing the amount of love, truth, well-being and opportunity that enter into the lives of marginalized children.

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Meet 4 Guatemalan Families Who Need Your Sponsorship to Feed Their Children this Week

The coronavirus pandemic has swept across the globe and left a trail of destruction. Not only are people suffering from a crisis of disease, but they are also suffering from disruptions to supply chains, community services, and employment...

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Meet 4 Guatemalan Families Who Need Your Sponsorship to Feed Their Children this Week

The coronavirus pandemic has swept across the globe and left a trail of destruction. Not only are people suffering from a crisis of disease, but they are also suffering...

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The Importance of Family Dinner & How to Turn Your Family Dinner Table into an Act of Charity

It’s no secret — regular family meals are one of the key factors in healthy child growth and development. 

When family members gather around the dinner table to share a...

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The State of Women’s and Children’s Health in Rural Guatemala — And How You Can Help

The state of women’s and children’s health in rural Guatemala in 2020 is alarming, particularly the health of women of childbearing years and their babies.

For example,...

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Stories from the Field: COVID Relief at St. Jude Clinic in Haiti

While the global response to COVID-19 has been uniform in some ways (increased hand washing, sanitation, and precautionary measures), every nation and community has had...

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Rejoicing in Healing and Freedom: A Story of Hope

Over the past several months our world has experienced significant collective pain and suffering as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and injustices everywhere are brought...

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The Significance Behind the Number 110 in Healing from the Trauma of Abuse

In the Philippines, the rate of child neglect and abuse is staggering. An estimated 8 in 10 Filipino children experience some form of abuse during their childhood. With...

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Become an Advocate for Healing: Spread the Word About the Sunflower Center 

On the streets of many cities in the Philippines, children wander in search of food, shelter, and safety. Estimates suggest that there are close to 1.5 million Filipino...

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A Beacon of Hope in the Philippines: The History of the Sunflower Center

The Philippines is a country with staggering levels of poverty and regional instability, which has led to widespread homelessness, hunger, and violence. These factors can...

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Join Us in Ending Sexual and Physical Abuse in the Philippines

Abuse can be a vicious cycle, leaving many people, including children, trapped, alone, and forced to fend for themselves. Acute poverty and regional instability are the...

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How You Can Help A Child Recover From Sexual and Physical Abuse

It’s hard to imagine in our 21st-century world that innocent children could be suffering from the horrendous abuse of modern-day forms of slavery, but it’s true and their...

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4 Worthy Causes for your Almsgiving this Lent

In the Catholic tradition, the principle of almsgiving is most commonly associated with the liturgical season of Lent. As one of the three pillars of Lent, we are called...

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7 Saints to Pray to During a Pandemic

In this time of crisis and worldwide suffering due to the COVID-19 epidemic it can be difficult to process what is going on, let alone turn to prayer and ask for the...

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Our Story

MercyWorks is an initiative sponsored by Missionhurst CICM that is dedicated to bringing dignity to the world’s most marginalized children by meeting their most basic educational and health care needs. Our projects include everything from building schools in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to providing proper medical care to infants in Guatemala. Learn more about our story and the Missionhurst CICM here.