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, 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


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Missioner Tales, July / August 2017

  Maryknoll Father John Felago relates that when he was working as a missionary in Egypt, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in Cairo had a local Muslim...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Jul 1, 2017

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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