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

When I first arrived in Nairobi and was trying to learn how to navigate this capital city of Kenya, I would walk through Kibera, a huge informal settlement—or...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Nov 1, 2018

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Missioner Tales

Making do is sometimes all you can do inside the United Nations camp for internally displaced people in Malakal, South Sudan, where I serve as a Maryknoll missioner....

By Maryknoll Missioners / Sep 1, 2018


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Missioner Tales, July / August 2018

One Sunday returning from celebrating Mass in three different locations in the Diocese of Musoma, Tanzania, I was happy to park my motorcycle. Shortly afterward,...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Jul 1, 2018

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Missioner Tales, May / June 2018

On Wotje island in the Marshall Islands, we Maryknoll sisters were planning to head back to the main atoll of Majuro, but the plane was canceled until the next day....

By Maryknoll Missioners / May 1, 2018


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Missioner Tales, March / April 2018

I happened to stop at the home of one of my African friends in Tanzania. As I entered, I could hear all sorts of exciting noise coming from the living room. My friend...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Mar 1, 2018

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Missioner Tales, January / February 2018

In the March/April 2017 MARYKNOLL magazine, I wrote about a Guatemalan man, Antonio Perez, whose cataracts were so thick he was totally blind. Dr. Luz Galindo, the local...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Jan 1, 2018


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Missioner Tales, November / December 2017

I visit a public transplant hospital here in São Paulo, Brazil, where I offer my time and conversation. The patients are there to be treated for diseases such as leukemia...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Nov 1, 2017

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Missioner Tales, September / October 2017

  Our new mission in the southeast corner of South Sudan had just started a school where there had never been one for over 100 miles. The idea of going to school...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Sep 1, 2017