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Bearing Light to the World’s Darkest Places

A Ministry of Hope to the Sick and Elderly in Haiti

Fr. Zébédée Lobo     Nov 8, 2018 9:33:10 AM

After my ordination to the priesthood in April 2013, I was assigned as the assistant parish priest of the St. Roch parish in Grosse-Roche. Grosse-Roche is a vast village that stretches through the majestically high mountains of the Commune of Vallieres, in the North-East of Haiti.

It is only traversed by one very rocky road,...


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Why We Need Your Help to Provide Aid to Prisoners in the Congo

Fr. Randy     Oct 24, 2018 12:40:49 PM

One of the most challenging corporal works of mercy to practice is that of visiting and caring for the imprisoned. Unless your church or faith group has a prison ministry, most of us never get the opportunity to love this population of our brothers and sisters.

One of the other challenges with this kind of ministry is that it...


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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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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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