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Bearing Light to the World’s Darkest Places

Here's What We're Doing to Help Prisoners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fr. Ivo Vanvolsem     Oct 17, 2018 2:36:00 PM

“How can one go back into his mother`s womb and be born again?”

Nicodemus famously asked Jesus this question in the Gospel of John, in response to Jesus telling him that he must be “born again” to enter into God’s kingdom.

This is the foundation of our pastoral commitment at the Central Prison of Kananga, in the Democratic...


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Understanding the Plight of Street Children in the Congo

Fr. Louis Ngoy     Oct 3, 2018 12:31:40 PM

The future, be it of one person or the whole of a nation, always needs to be prepared. Deeply rooted foundations contribute to the success of such preparation. Seeds planted and cultivated during childhood typically prepare the foundation of us as human beings. From a societal perspective, a better future for our people is...


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Noticing Their Need: Caring for the Mentally Ill in the Congo

Fr. Louis Ngoy     Sep 26, 2018 9:21:24 AM

In the Archdiocese of Kinshasa, CICM missionaries serve the parish of Our Lady of Fatima. The parish is located in the heart of Kinshasa (capital of the DR of Congo), in an area called Gombe. This area is presumably an upper-class milieu, where the institutions of the Republic are located, as well as many retailers and company...


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Living Out Christian Companionship in All Circumstances

Fr. Jean-Baptiste Mubibi     Sep 12, 2018 11:22:10 AM

There is a deep hunger for God’s word and His message of hope, peace and love among our local communities.  In my humble way of pastoral visitation in the various communities under my care, I wish to support and enhance people’s faith by sharing the Gospel in their particular situations. 

I believe home visitation is a prime...


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Guiding the Children of God in the Era of Social Media: Youth Ministry in the Dominican Republic

Fr. Audrey Muñez     Aug 30, 2018 8:57:47 AM

In my experience thus far with youth ministry in the Dominican Republic, I have found that young people are generally spontaneous, open-minded, dynamic, flexible, warm and lively.

In the parish where I am now working, they are remarkably responsive to the many activities present in the church. I encounter the youth with music...


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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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