Tag Archives: El Salvador

March 24 – Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero and 37th anniversary of his Martyrdom: Reflection by Peter Altman, MKLM

Every day, when I drive past the entrance to the town where I live in El Salvador, I see a bust of Archbishop Romero. I see his portrait in every church. His face greets me from the wall of the local barber shop, at the local bakery, and on countless murals across this small country. It isn’t strange to see...
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Story of Rick Dixon’s Ministry Published in America Magazine

Maryknoll Lay Missioner Rick Dixon works primarily with youth in a region of El Salvador called Cojutepeque. Some of Rick’s ministry goals are to help build and strengthen spiritual communities, help youth to stay in school and develop the youths’ leadership abilities so they might participate in a more profound spiritual life and service to their community. In this recently-published story...
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Melissa Altman featured in Manhattan College Magazine

With a masters degree from Manhattan College, Maryknoll Lay Missioner Melissa Altman is featured in the school’s magazine as an alumni working to be an “agent of change” through her mission service in El Salvador together with her family. The article contains quotes and descriptions that paint a vivid picture of the outreach Melissa and her family are engaged in through...
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Elevating Entrepreneurship & Nutrition with Soy Program in El Salvador

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Ann Greig: As the Soy Program that I have overseen for more than 20 years has developed over the years, we always look for natural ways it can evolve. Many times, this means playing ‘matchmaker,’ by inviting people to participate in Soy Program trainings or workshops, and helping to equip them to make and sell...
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Melissa Altman featured in La Roche College Magazine

Melissa Altman, serving in mission in El Salvador since 2013 with her husband, Pete and two children, was recently profiled in her college’s publication, La Roche Magazine, as well as on the school’s online Alumni Spotlight. In the magazine article, viewable here, she shares the unique perspective of a family serving in mission. Melissa and Pete are working to provide educational, personal development and recreational...
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New family in mission shares their journey

By Melissa and Peter Altman: After eight months, we can honestly say that El Salvador has begun to feel like home. We have spent the bulk of these eight months settling in, learning Spanish, and starting our project. We’ve all become much more comfortable in Spanish, although our children Eli and Evey have left their parents in the dust! Both...
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El Salvador: Struggles Continue Around Mining

Joe Hastings, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner serving in El Salvador since 2013, recently authored an article for NewsNotes, a publication of the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns. The piece considers the debate around gold mining in El Salvador and builds awareness for the related threats the issue poses for the region’s water, agriculture and government transparency. Click here to view the...
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A Library of Hope in El Salvador

Rick Dixon is a Maryknoll Lay Missioner serving in El Salvador since 2012. He recently authored an article in Maryknoll Magazine sharing how one of his projects in mission, a library in La Esperanza, helps support kids in poverty-stricken neighborhoods and develops family literacy. The library project was created after a participant of a Friends Across Borders MKLM immersion trip saw the conditions...
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