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 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


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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