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 September/October 2019

As I usually do three times a week, I jumped on the number 800 bus to go to the local seminary here in China. Oddly enough, in this city of some 4 million people,...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Sep 1, 2019

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Missioner Tales July/August 2019

After eight years in São Paulo, Brazil, our family recently returned to João Pessoa, a coastal city at the most eastern point of the Americas, where we had previously...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Jul 1, 2019


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Missioner Tales May/June 2019

During my first month in Shariatpur town in Bangladesh, where I visit the sick poor and often accompany them to the hospital, a woman gently turned down my invitation...

By Maryknoll Missioners / May 1, 2019

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Missioner Tales March / April 2019

When I was living among the Aymara women in the Andes Mountains of Peru, it was not uncommon to see a woman walking along with her hands in constant motion. Under...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Mar 1, 2019


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Missioner Tales January / February 2019

In Venezuela, I lived in barrio Nueva Tacagua. One of my neighbors was an elderly woman named America Lopez, who lived in a one-room shack with her daughter and three...

By Maryknoll Missioners / Jan 1, 2019

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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