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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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Join Us in Making This #GivingTuesday Our Most Successful Yet

Fr. Andre     Nov 26, 2018 10:37:54 AM

This past week, your inbox and social media feed were most likely inundated with promotional information about holiday sales, gift guides, and the like.

And even though we are about to enter a time of year that is marked by a general sentiment of “peace on earth, goodwill toward men,” charitable giving can easily fall by the...


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4 Missions Around the World that Need YOUR Support This #GivingTuesday

Fr. Randy     Nov 21, 2018 7:35:00 AM

Gratitude is a buzzword on social media this time of year, and while it’s always worthwhile to count our blessings, for a Christian, gratitude must go farther. The greatest act of gratitude to God for the gifts we’ve been given is to share them with our brothers and sisters in need.

This year, we invite you to prayerfully...


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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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