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Come and Learn About International Service Opportunities with Maryknoll Lay Missioners! We all have gifts.  Some are peculiarly gifted with a passion to learn about other peoples and cultures; with a desire to live simply and to serve; with faith in the growth that comes through crossing over and pitching one’s tent in the unknown; with knowledge of the responsibility...
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Understanding the African Culture

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Richard Ross At the Lubango Center where I work, in the hills of Mwanza, Tanzania, I try to help keep the complex clean. Most of the garbage we generate is burned; there are not many, if any, garbage collection services. Now Tanzania does use marabou storks to process garbage by cleaning areas via their ingestion...
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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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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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St. John Bosco Rehabilitation Center

St. John Bosco Rehabilitation Center by Russ Brine Maryknoll Lay Missioner Russ Brine recounts the story of a young girl in the slums in Northern Kenya. “I have served as the Project Manager of the St. John Bosco Rehabilitation Centre in Kenya since 2005.  This is a project of the local church and my colleagues are Kenyan teachers and social...
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The Kingdom of Cambodia according to Karen

by Karen Bortvedt Each year, the Maryknoll mission class must pick a theme. We, the Class of 2014, selected “Immerse Yourself as Jesus Did,” based on a quote from Pope Francis. While my initial immersion in the waters of this new life in Cambodia occurred almost six months ago, I spent the last month going a little further from my...
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Celebrating Life in the Planting Seeds of Goodness Project

by Flávio Jose Rocha da Silva One of my ministries here in the periphery of São Paulo is working in a holistic health Center called Planting Seeds of Goodness run by Franciscan Catechist Sisters. The center offers different alternative health treatments on a sliding scale and is located in the outskirts of this megacity in a neighborhood called Jardim Capela. Violence...
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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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