About 25 years ago Partnership in Mission of the Diocese of Joliet began a short-term mission trip in Sucre, Bolivia. It began with a concern for the lack of health care facilities for the poor people. With funds donated by our benefactors and other means, we were able to build and expand a hospital which … Continue reading Our Friends – Your Friends
If things were normal, the Bolivia mission would be returning from Sucre. Of course we would have to ask, “What is normal?” Our office would be well into the formation and planning of the Navajo and University mission to Sucre, but we are in a time of disorder. Waiting to redefine what we mean by … Continue reading What is normal?
In the Footsteps of St. Jeanne Jugan Continuing the work of our Foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan, the Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Joseph’s Home in Palatine offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: Little Sisters of the Poor
We are all on mission especially as we seek to live in God’s love amidst all the tremendous work, worry, and suffering that is happening at this very moment. A valuable action which strengthens us on this mission and submerges us into the Divine, is prayer. We can never pray and reflect too much. I … Continue reading A Mission Prayer to the Holy Spirit
POOR HOUSEHOLD OF GOD A mission effort in support of the Oikos Sisters of the Diocese of Borongan Eastern Samar, Philippines OIKOS is a small, missionary community of religious nuns born on the 3rd of May 1998, whose members, inspired by the life of St. Francis of Assisi, are committed to live a life of … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: Poor Household of God
Dear Mom and Dad, Do you believe that God is calling your child/children to be missionaries, too? I am not referring to when they are adults, but now, as children. Do you believe that they, too, are instruments in God’s hands to spread the Good News of God’s love? I certainly hope you answered YES to … Continue reading We are Mission! Especially all the children!
DIVINE WORD MISSIONARIES Service to God and His People Divine Word Missionaries is an international religious community of missionary priests and Brothers serving in 82 countries around the world. It is the largest Catholic religious order of men focused primarily on missionary work. Our more than 6,000 members serve in remote communities where they celebrate … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: Divine Word Missionaries
by Nancy Schramm, osf I believe we are in the holiest of all the weeks of the year. This is the week that we face the reality of the mission of Jesus. We witness Jesus who understands profoundly what the Father wills and yet we see Jesus hesitating. He is on the brink of saying … Continue reading What Does Mission Even Mean?
Our present reality with COVID 19 has been challenging for everyone in the world. Most of these challenges have been sacrificing once known freedoms and a certain amount of control over our lives. One aspect where we have been especially challenged in the Mission Office is with the coordination of the Missionary Cooperative Plan, known … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan 2020 – Going Virtual
One of the experts in Mission reflection in the Catholic tradition is Fr. Anthony Gittens, CSSp. He is an inspirational as well as powerful writer who has a number of excellent books that belong in every mission library. I would like to share with you some of his thoughts this day. This particular passage is … Continue reading A Presence that Disturbs