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Bearing Light to the World’s Darkest Places

What It Means To Be A Missionary in 2017

Fr. Hoet     Jul 19, 2017 1:20:20 PM

I was a missionary in Haiti for forty-seven years (1967-2014) and during this time my notion of mission evolved. My change in perception has prompted me to want to share my reflections. 

Mission is certainly no longer what it used to be for many people at the time of the colonization—to convert pagans or, later, to bring the...


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The Victory of Life Over Death in Zambia

Fr. Pedro Ruquoy, CICM     Jun 14, 2017 7:34:00 AM

Almost fifty years ago, I traveled to Italy for the first time. I was finishing high school and my classmates and I visited several Italian cities: Rome, Venice, Florence, Pisa, and Naples. While we were in Naples, we visited the ancient Greek temple of Paestum.  Among the ruins, I remember vividly a painting on the tomb of a...


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The Church in Mongolia: Daring to Go Where Other NGOs Do Not

Fr. Pierrot, CICM     Jun 7, 2017 7:32:00 AM

The Church in Mongolia may be young, but her charitable efforts are making a powerful impact on the lives of Mongolians, especially those who are suffering due to the recent Zuds, the severe winters in which large numbers of livestock die due to extreme cold and starvation (they are unable to find food under the snow)....


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The Eucharistic Enthusiasm of the Haitian People: One Missionary's Account of the First Communion

Fr. Adrian Louie Z. Atonducan, CICM     May 31, 2017 7:32:00 AM

This Easter, I was asked to go back to the parish in Haiti where I was assigned as an intern (while in seminary) while the pastor, who was also my former field supervisor, went home for his vacation.  With hope and joy, I accepted the task, and was especially blessed to be able to preside over the first communion celebrations,...


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3 Stories of Hope this Easter Season

Fr. Randy     May 17, 2017 7:31:00 AM

Easter is a season of hope, the theological virtue that is sustained by our faith in Christ’s ability to conquer sin and death, as He did in the Resurrection. It can be difficult to maintain this hope in the face of the persecution, famine, poverty, and violence that so many of our Christian brothers and sisters throughout the...


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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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