Great Friend of Maryknoll Lay Missioners, Bishop John McCarthy passed away

Bishop John McCarthy, the retired bishop of Austin died Saturday August 18th in the evening in his Austin home. He had become a close friend and advocate of Maryknoll Lay Missioners over the last decade. He was a strong advocate of laity in mission and committed to many social justice issues. I first met Bishop John in ‘09 and we...
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Trip to Riimenze – Gabe Hurrish

January 9, 2018 On the Feast of the Epiphany, several of us from Yambio left to visit our Solidarity colleagues at the Agricultural Project located in Riimenze.  It is a mere 30 kilometers from the Teacher Training College yet takes over an hour and 45 minutes to get there.  The road has not been maintained in years and as such...
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Missioner Forever by Gabe Hurrish

As a child I remember the rare occasions when my uncle would return from mission.  He was a Franciscan T.O.R. and he lived and worked in India and Brazil for a total of 32 years.   I would sit at his feet, enthralled by his stories, and would ask many questions.  I kept in touch with Fr. Alex over the years...
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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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Fr. John Walsh, MM receives award from MKLM

Maryknoll Lay Missioners presented Fr. John J. Walsh, M.M. a plaque on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in appreciation of his more than 30 years of participation in giving workshops for the Orientation Program.  Due to health reasons, Fr. Walsh is no longer able to do the workshops.  Sam Stanton (Executive Director), Margo Cambier ( Director of Mission), Joanne Blaney (Head...
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Bishop John McCarthy 60th year Ordination to the Priesthood.

Maryknoll Lay Missioners wants to give thanks to God for the ministry of Bishop John Edward McCarthy on the 60th anniversary of his ordination as a priest. Bishop John has often been referred to as the “mission bishop”. Throughout his priestly life and as bishop first as auxiliary in Houston and then as ordinary in Austin, TX he has been...
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Brazilian Closeness

written by Jim Kott, Maryknoll Lay Missioner serving in Brazil All I wanted to do was get home and take a shower. After spending a hot and sunny Saturday afternoon outside at a small health fair on the periphery of Sao Paulo, I was tired. The day began with a two hour walk/train/bus ride to the outer edges of the...
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Maurice Emuria

Story by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Russ Brine. I am assigned to the St. John Bosco Children’s Centre in the East African country of Kenya, where I have served as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner since 2001. The Centre is a project for street children. When the Centre celebrated its twentieth anniversary, it was quite an event. The Bishop of the local...
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International Women’s Day

Written by Joanne Blaney. As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, we remember the many women of courage and hope in our world. We celebrate the improvements in the lives of women and girls in some areas; however we know that there is still much to be done for those who suffer from prejudice, abuse, poverty, lack of health...
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