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Bearing Light to the World’s Darkest Places

The Caresses of the Mission: Serving God's People in Guatemala

Fr. Charitable Derisseu     Feb 6, 2019 1:28:32 PM

In early 2013, I arrived at the parish of El Calvario in the diocese of Verapaz. After some 14 years of commitment to the missionary ministry in Mexico, I dedicated myself completely to the observation and discovery of my new mission field in Guatemala.

I spent a long time learning the local language and familiarizing myself...


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Words of Thanks to Supporters from Missionhurst Communities Around the World

Fr. Andre     Jan 30, 2019 8:51:00 AM

Dear Friends of Missionhurst,Happy New Year! At the beginning of this year, allow me to thank each of you for your care, compassion and generosity towards our missionaries and the people they serve throughout the world.

Please know that your prayers and generosity through this past year were an overwhelming blessing for all of...


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Personal and Universal: Combining Local Traditions and Catholic Custom in Our Missionary Work

Fr. Laurent Mpongo     Jan 9, 2019 8:40:00 AM

The basic human function of honoring and burying one’s dead is a personal one. It also often involves one’s family, church, and community. Local custom and traditional attitudes have their parts as well. This is the story of an elderly woman of our parish, who had just celebrated her 90th birthday when she passed away in...


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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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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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