Returned lay missioner Jim McLaughlin honored by Cambodian government

Medal honors Jim’s contributions to Cambodia’s health care PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — On Nov. 16, Jim McLaughlin, a returned Maryknoll lay missioner who served in Bolivia and Cambodia, received a medal from the Government of Cambodia for creating the bacteriological media lab to provide agar plates for provincial hospital labs and for helping to improve the health care of the...
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Lay Missioner serves people with HIV in Kenya

Coralis Salvador gives HOPE in Mombasa  By Sean Sprague Coralis Salvador quotes part of a homily a Kenyan priest gave many years ago: “We are the body of Mary and we give birth to Jesus … not by words but by how we relate to one another.” That message, she says, has kept her on the path she has traveled...
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Maryknoll magazine remembers the late Mary D’Arcy

For 28 years, Mary D’Arcy served MKLM as staff psychologist. By Deirdre Cornell Among the many gifts Mary D’Arcy shared with her beloved Maryknoll family was her remarkable ability to be present. “When Mary sat down with you, it was as if you were the only person she had ever worked with, or even the only one in the world,”...
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We give thanks for Rehema

Maryknoll Lay Missioner Susan Carpenter writes from Mwanza, Tanzania: As we near the celebrations of Thanksgiving and Christmas, we remember with special gratitude the life of Rehema Nyorobi. Rehema recently passed away after a brief illness at age 50. Thankfully her children are being well cared for by other family members. Rehema had a way of uplifting the lives of all...
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Good news in South Sudan

In the midst of war and suffering, a lay missioner reflects on the hope he sees in the good people of South Sudan. By Gabe Hurrish YAMBIO, South Sudan — So much of the news in South Sudan has to deal with the problems this young country is facing. We hear of the constant and unremitting fighting going on all over...
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The Day of the Dead in Latin America

There is a history of celebrations in most of the indigenous peoples of Latin America, the Aztec, Mexica, Maya, Purépecha, Nahua and Totonaca ethnic groups. The rituals that celebrate the life of the ancestors have been carried out in these civilizations for at least three thousand years. In the pre-Hispanic era, it was common to keep the skulls as trophies...
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Three lawyers’ journeys to service on the MKLM board

Bob Carlsen, Mike Cammarota and Terry Miller ‘go forth and serve’ with MKLM By Lori Herz Bob Carlsen can’t give up his Maryknoll magazine collection. Hundreds of issues sit in a box in his basement, containing thousands of stories he read growing up in Queens and on Long Island in the 1960s and 1970s. Back then, the print publication was...
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Whoever has ears, let them hear

Maryknoll Lay Missioners in Bolivia use the 6 Rs to give the gift of hearing. By Joe Loney Maryknoll Lay Missioner, Bolivia COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — When I was in grade school, I recall that the three Rs were reading, (w)riting and (a)rithmetic. When my children were in grade school, they taught me that the three Rs were reduce, reuse and...
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