For years, Don Agustin Lazarte was an itinerant catechist in our St. Francis Xavier parish in the village of Monte Verde, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. He would spend a week or a month in a village, helping with ceremonies in the chapel, visiting the country schools and consoling the sick, or reading the novena...
Reading another mother’s Mercy Moment in the May/June MARYKNOLL magazine about the compassion she experienced when her son was injured in an accident moved me to share my own Mercy Moment. In May 2013 I got a phone call that my son, Mark, had been in an accident in Montana. He had been working in the oil […]
Some time ago when I was working in Arequipa, Peru, a Maryknoll sponsor sent me money to help a person find a job or create one. Emperatriz, an abandoned mother with a small boy, was accustomed to beg for money at my door. One day I asked her if she knew how to do something […]