The Hope of the Poor The Diocese of Borongan covers the civil province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. It is a rough hilly province, which occupies the eastern portion of Samar Island facing the great Pacific Ocean. Its geographical location makes it vulnerable to frequent occurrences of strong tropical typhoons, storm surges in the area perennially … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: Diocese of Borongan Educational Fund
The Pontifical Mission Society of Malta has prepared this excellent video about the mission work being done by so many good people. With the cancellation of the Missionary Cooperative Program this past summer, we did not have the chance to hear the mission stories of those who are still struggling to bring God’s love to … Continue reading We Are Still Here
On October 19, 2019 Friends of Shalom for Uganda sponsored a Free Medical Camp while inviting all area residents to attend. It is estimated there are about 35,000 people who live 45 villages in the Ntungamo District Uganda – East Africa.We completed and opened Mary Queen of Heaven Community Medical Center in 2015. Over 3800 people registered for medical services that day and our … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: Friends of Shalom for Uganda
One of the guiding principles of our Partnership in Mission ministry is building relationships. From the very beginning of the development of this ministry in the 1990’s, we understood Partnership in Mission as being more than just how many surgeries could we perform; or how many patients we could see in two weeks; or how … Continue reading Wonderful but Messy!
Last year the Archdiocese of Juba in South Sudan celebrated 100 years of love of God since the missionaries set their foot on that land. What a beautiful gift to celebrate. It was a celebration of blessings and growth amidst its country's challenges. God shared Himself generation after generation, in the scriptures of old. We … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: Archdiocese of Juba, South Sudan
I imagine that as soon as you read this title, you knew what Gospel passage to which it is referring. Then Peter approaching asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times...” Mt. … Continue reading Seventy Seven Times
The Crosier Fathers and Brothers have been serving the people of Indonesia for nearly 90 years. There are 150 Indonesian Crosiers living and ministering in different areas there. Through their strong commitment to education, the Crosiers founded the first Catholic university in Indonesia. They also established the Holy Cross Foundation, which provides education from kindergarten … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: Crosier Fathers and Brothers
We are called. We are called to act. We are called to walk humbly and love tenderly. No one is exempted from this calling for it is the call of the Gospel given to us by Jesus. As I pondered about what would be the reflection for this week, I realized that we cannot let the … Continue reading What are your Assumptions?
Respect for All CulturesSince coming to the Navajo Reservation at the request of St. Katharine Drexel in 1898, modern Franciscans have served the native peoples of the Southwest in many ways. Respect for the various cultures, and finding ways to preserve and integrate their profound traditions and art into the Catholic faith, has always been … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: Franciscan Missions
Listen to God’s Word given to the Prophet Isaiah: Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; the calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them. The cow and the bear shall be neighbors, together their young shall rest; the lion … Continue reading Radical Dreams demand Radical Prayers