Missioner Tales
I first learned of the concept of accompaniment, of “walking with the people,” from the Maryknoll Sisters. This, I thought, is the ministry to which I am being called here in Nicaragua.
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Missioner Tales, May / June 2017

  After a long meeting on prison reform for women, in downtown São Paulo, Brazil, where I serve as a Maryknoll lay missioner, I decided to walk home instead...

By Maryknoll Missioners / May 1, 2017

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Missioner Tales, March & April 2017

Before Christmas when the readings at Mass are from the prophet Isaiah, the Scriptures came to life for me. “The eyes of the blind will be opened,” Isaiah said. Here...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Mar 1, 2017


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Tales From Guatemala, Tanzania & Kenya

Missioner Tales, January & February, 2017 Part of the reality of being in mission in Mwanza, Tanzania, is the need to have a guard outside our home at night....

By Maryknoll Missioners / Jan 1, 2017

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Tales From Nicaragua, South Sudan & Brazil

Missioner Tales, November & December 2016 I first learned of the concept of accompaniment, of “walking with the people,” from the Maryknoll Sisters. This,...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Nov 1, 2016


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Tales From Bolivia, Tanzania, Nicaragua & Kenya

Missioner Tales, September & October 2016 While I was driving a fellow Maryknoll lay missioner to the airport in Mwanza, Tanzania, we encountered a torrential...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Sep 1, 2016

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Tales From Myanmar, El Salvador & Haiti

Missioner Tales, July & August 2016 Veronica Calleman is a member of the Catholic community I serve in the U.N. camp at Malakal, South Sudan. When fighting...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Jul 1, 2016


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Tales From China, Haiti, Cambodia and Peru

Missioner Tales, May / June 2016   At the women’s prison in Macau, China, I was visiting one of the inmates who had recently arrived. “Where is your Bible?”...

By Maryknoll Missioners / May 1, 2016

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Tales from Brazil, Philippines, Cambodia & Peru

Missioner Tales, March & April 2016 A homily I heard recently reminded me of my ministry with women prisoners in São Paulo, Brazil. The priest shared some...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Mar 1, 2016