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Restorative Justice goes beyond Legal Training

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Joe Loney We met in a ten by five foot room, which serves as a computer skills room, library, interview room and combined storage-closet for the newcomers and sleeping quarters in the nighttime. Through the grapevine, Miguel learned that the free lawyer from the “Church” was attending to legal questions. He must have waited fifteen...
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Seizures: Curse or Disease?

By Maryknoll Lay Missioner Judy Walter Hamida is a 10 year old girl living in the slum of Bangladesh on the outskirts of Mombasa, Kenya.  Because of a seizure disorder, her mother never sent her to school, wanting to protect her from the shame and embarrassment of having a seizure in front of classmates. In Kenya and many other countries...
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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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Women Prison Education Ministry

Written by Kathy Bond I love this image of St. Ann and Mary that powerfully promotes women’s education. I also feel a connection to Saint Ann, as one of the female prisons that I have worked in over the last four years is named after her. In my ministries with women’s health education, I have seen many doors open over...
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Bolivia and My Road to Emmaus

by Joe Loney Just a few weeks ago the Sunday Gospel told us the story of the disciples unknowingly meeting the resurrected Jesus on the road to Emmaus.  I would like to tell you about my own road to Emmaus. Early one Friday morning I journeyed by bus from my home in Cochabamba, Bolivia to a village called Sipe Sipe,...
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Teaching new Catechists at Santa Terezinha Parish

Catherine Heinhold, Maryknoll lay missioner presently serving in Sao Paulo has these words to share about one of her ministries in Brazil. The training course for new catechists that I give meets in the choir loft of the main church of my parish, Santa Terezinha. Men, women, and teenagers take two hours out of their very busy Saturday for eight...
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My encounter with Antonia

My encounter with Antonia (Minh Nguyen) “Would you buy my knitted jacket, please?” The woman prisoner in her late 60 looked at me begging while she continued knitting. Our eyes met. My curiosity urged me to find out more about why someone wanted to sell something she was still working on. I was the last visitor leaving the prison before...
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