Tag Archives: Tanzania

Welcome to the Cave of Elijah

At the Lake House of Prayer in Tanzania, Judy Walter helps to provide a sacred space for prayer and contemplation By Judy Walter At our Lake House of Prayer in Mwanza, Tanzania, one of the things we offer to our neighbors who come often to pray with us is a sacred space within which people can feel free to express...
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Blogging from Baraki

New missioner Sam Janson is getting immersed in Tanzanian village life By Sam Janson With language school having ended, I have made my way to the village of Baraki, Tanzania for an immersion experience. I decided to come to Baraki following a suggestion of long-time Maryknoll lay missioner Liz Mach. While new missioners study Swahili at the Maryknoll-founded Makoko Language School in Musoma,...
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Back teaching math—with a few desks missing

Lay missioner Loyce Veryser recounts her return to teaching in Tanzania By Loyce Veryser I’d like to share a bit about my experience traveling from Tanzania to Maryknoll in New York and what’s it’s been like to return to the job I’ve been doing in my home country for 15 some years, but now in a new role as a...
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All our children

Anne Berry reflects on the Tanzanian value of extending compassion and care beyond the nuclear family By Dr. Anne Berry I listened as Mama Catherine, the experienced and capable operating room nurse, discussed cancer of the cervix with our next client. She explained to the middle-aged woman sitting in a wooden chair in our small cervical cancer screening room that...
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We give thanks for Rehema

Maryknoll Lay Missioner Susan Carpenter writes from Mwanza, Tanzania: As we near the celebrations of Thanksgiving and Christmas, we remember with special gratitude the life of Rehema Nyorobi. Rehema recently passed away after a brief illness at age 50. Thankfully her children are being well cared for by other family members. Rehema had a way of uplifting the lives of all...
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Unto Us A Child Is Given

By Maryknoll Lay Missioner Joanne Miya It was the day before we would close for the Christmas Holiday. Deo, a husband and father, who is HIV positive and the leader of his village’s support group, came to our office with a child to be registered. With him was Janet. It was hard to believe that she was already ten years...
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Our Lady of the Lake. Mound, MN

Church Talk, January 16 – 17 Speaker: Liz Mach, MKLM Location: 2385 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN 55364-1427 Pastor: Fr. Tony O’Neill Masses: Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 AM Website: Click here...
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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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Liz Mach publishes article on FGM in Kenyan Magazine

Maryknoll Lay Missioner Liz Mach is featured in a recent article in New People Magazine, published by the Comboni Missionaries in Kenya. As part of a diocesan team in Musoma where she works alongside a number of dedicated Tanzanians, Liz has been fighting to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania, where the program has the full support of the Diocese...
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