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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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Offering Sanctuary in the Big City

Fr. Omer Masela     Jan 16, 2019 9:55:03 AM

Whenever I tell people I meet that I am the pastor of Christ the Savior Church, they always ask me to tell them more about the church. The reality is that our church is not very well known here.

Yet, our small parish is still making a big difference in the Catholic and non-Catholic communities around us.

One indicator of this...


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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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Hope in the Bateyes of the Dominican Republic

Fr. Paul Mbuyi Kasonga     Dec 5, 2018 7:53:00 AM

In the Dominican Republic, the very poor “company towns” made up of Haitian migrant sugarcane workers and their families, are called bateyes. The barracks in the bateyes house migrant workers who harvest (or used to harvest) sugarcane; they are usually wooden slat, cinderblock, and corrugated tin shanties. There is no running...


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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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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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