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Bearing Light to the World’s Darkest Places

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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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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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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