Field of Dreams in Venezuela

Returned Maryknoll Lay Missioners Mike and Kathy Gable (’88 Venezuela) featured in The Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph newspaper: Holy Cross Magazine published an article about Maryknoll Lay Missioners Mike and Kathy Gable. Dr. Gable and his family served with local Maryknoll teams to promote the local Catholic parish efforts with Bible study, sacramental preparation, community development, and they raised their family...
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A Vision for a Meaningful Life

Returned Maryknoll Lay Missioners Joe and Linda Michon (’90 Mexico, Bolivia, US) featured in Holy Cross Magazine: Holy Cross Magazine published an article about Maryknoll Lay Missioners Linda and Joe Michon who spent 20 years of their lives as Maryknoll Lay Missioners in Oaxaca, Mexico then El Alto, Bolivia and finally on the US / Mexico border at El Paso/Juarez....
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Celebrating Fr. Tom Petronek, Kenya 1992

Fr. Tom Petronek was a member of the Maryknoll Lay Missioner class of 1992. He is from the diocese of Stubensville, OH and was sent to Kenya along with other members of his class. When we formed the Association in 1994 Tom was one of the nine founding Associate Priest Members of the Association. On May 25th he celebrated his...
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Cecilia Stanton, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner “Kid”

Cecilia “Cecy” Stanton Espinoza came to Maryknoll Lay Missioners in 1985 with her parents, Sam Stanton and Cecilia Espinoza and her two younger siblings, Maria Violeta and Victor. 10 days after arriving she turned three years old and was a part of Maryknoll all of her growing up years. She is truly as we warmly say at Maryknoll Lay Missioners,...
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Leticia de Altamirano, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner “kid”

Recently, Kathy Vargas (’85, Mexico, US) visited Walsh and shared the incredible music career of her and Javier’s daughter, Leticia Vargas Seib. You can see Leticia performing by going to http://leticiadealtamirano.com/. At a very early age she demonstrated interest in singing. At her first exposure to opera, she was captivated by the magic of the music and the voices, and...
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Our Lady of Guadalupe in Light of the Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice

By Cece Aguilar Ortiz (’98 Thailand) Cecilia Aguilar Ortiz, who serves as program coordinator for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Arizona and New Mexico, uses her reflection on Our Lady of Guadalupe to share valuable insights about the “insider-outsider” nature of border culture! Cece joined MKLM with her husband Dan in 1999. Cece and Dan lived and worked in Thailand...
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My work in Brazil continue to stretch me, to challenge me, to humble me.

By Heidi Cerneka (’96 Brazil) “Good travelers take care of their weary companions. They guess when they lose heart. They take them as they find them, listen to them. Intelligently, gently, above all lovingly, they encourage them to go on and recover their joy in the journey.” Dom Helder Camara, Bishop of Brazil 15 years ago- I came in the...
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Recognizing their God-given dignity

By Bertha Haas (’02 Tanzania) When there is education in Tanzania for those with disabilities, it’s generally in a boarding school where the students are segregated by type of disability. I decided to found a school for these children with the help of the parents. They named the school “Huruma”, Swahili for compassion. Huruma serves the poorest of the poor...
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