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Bearing Light to the World’s Darkest Places

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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Four Ways YOU Can Help Change the Lives of Those We Serve in Guatemala This Easter Season

Fr. Randy     Apr 25, 2018 7:36:00 AM

The beautiful Central American country of Guatemala is replete with colonial architecture, Mayan cultural influences, and the Catholic faith, but it is not an easy place to live for the majority of its citizens. Guatemala still suffers from the scars inflicted by its own civil war in the 1950s and 60s, in which the state army “


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The Women and Children of Guatemala Need You. Here’s Why.

Fr. Randy     Apr 18, 2018 7:28:00 AM

In every society, women and children are the most vulnerable. Violence, lack of access to education, homelessness, and acute poverty all affect the stability and health of the mothers who attempt to raise, protect, and care for their children, the young faces of the future.


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Impact Stories from Missionhurst’s Work in Guatemala

Fr. Randy     Apr 11, 2018 7:35:00 AM

It is painful to talk about “extreme poverty.”

It is painful to talk about anything “extreme” in Guatemala. Yet this is precisely the situation our missionaries face every day in Guatemala.


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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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