March 24 – Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero and 37th anniversary of his Martyrdom: Reflection by Peter Altman, MKLM

Every day, when I drive past the entrance to the town where I live in El Salvador, I see a bust of Archbishop Romero. I see his portrait in every church. His face greets me from the wall of the local barber shop, at the local bakery, and on countless murals across this small country. It isn’t strange to see...
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Fr. John Walsh, MM receives award from MKLM

Maryknoll Lay Missioners presented Fr. John J. Walsh, M.M. a plaque on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in appreciation of his more than 30 years of participation in giving workshops for the Orientation Program.  Due to health reasons, Fr. Walsh is no longer able to do the workshops.  Sam Stanton (Executive Director), Margo Cambier ( Director of Mission), Joanne Blaney (Head...
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Bishop John McCarthy 60th year Ordination to the Priesthood.

Maryknoll Lay Missioners wants to give thanks to God for the ministry of Bishop John Edward McCarthy on the 60th anniversary of his ordination as a priest. Bishop John has often been referred to as the “mission bishop”. Throughout his priestly life and as bishop first as auxiliary in Houston and then as ordinary in Austin, TX he has been...
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Brazilian Closeness

written by Jim Kott, Maryknoll Lay Missioner serving in Brazil All I wanted to do was get home and take a shower. After spending a hot and sunny Saturday afternoon outside at a small health fair on the periphery of Sao Paulo, I was tired. The day began with a two hour walk/train/bus ride to the outer edges of the...
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Maurice Emuria

Story by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Russ Brine. I am assigned to the St. John Bosco Children’s Centre in the East African country of Kenya, where I have served as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner since 2001. The Centre is a project for street children. When the Centre celebrated its twentieth anniversary, it was quite an event. The Bishop of the local...
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International Women’s Day

Written by Joanne Blaney. As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, we remember the many women of courage and hope in our world. We celebrate the improvements in the lives of women and girls in some areas; however we know that there is still much to be done for those who suffer from prejudice, abuse, poverty, lack of health...
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Hope

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Hang Tran in Cambodia In 1990 the Missionaries of Charity started welcoming the abandoned and the sick in the capital of Phnom Penh, then later established other houses in Cham Chaov – an outskirt area of Phnom Penh and in Siem Riep – a northwest province near Thailand. 2015 marks the 25th year anniversary of...
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Betty the Survivor

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Judy Walter St Patrick’s Dispensary, where I work as a nurse in Mombasa, Kenya, offers an outreach clinic at Kiberani every other Friday. This location is to better serve a population located about four miles away from our regular clinic, and is held at the St Francis’ school where Maryknoll Lay Missioner Teresa Villaruz teaches...
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Unto Us A Child Is Given

By Maryknoll Lay Missioner Joanne Miya It was the day before we would close for the Christmas Holiday. Deo, a husband and father, who is HIV positive and the leader of his village’s support group, came to our office with a child to be registered. With him was Janet. It was hard to believe that she was already ten years...
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The Magic of Cultural Exchange

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Nancy Davies When serving in a foreign country, we as Maryknoll Lay Missioners are sensitive to respecting the culture of the local people. We are also open to learning about their customs and way of living. As I work here in Cambodia, I am surprised to find that the Cambodians are just as curious and...
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