Reach for the stars

We are not only called to be among the stars but to help others shine By Claire Stewart Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” Through my ministry of facilitating art activities with children from low-income families, I have found this to be true. The children I work with form a constellation...
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Global Maryknoll contemplative retreat held in Mwanza

  By Judy Walter For eight days at the end of July, the Lake House of Prayer in Mwanza, Tanzania, hosted a Global Maryknoll Contemplative Retreat. We were 10 Maryknollers from the four different entities of Maryknoll: four Maryknoll priests, two Maryknoll sisters, two Maryknoll affiliates and two Maryknoll Lay Missioners. These 10 missioners represented mission experience from nine countries:...
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Inch by inch, row by row, …

…, please bless these seeds we sow After several years of exploration, discernment and groundwork, Maryknoll Lay Missioners in October 2018 planted its first seeds for a new mission commitment in northern Haiti. Since then, lay missioner Sami Scott, who previously served with Maryknoll Lay Missioners in Cambodia and Venezuela, has been developing her new ministry at the Jean Marie Vincent...
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Report from Rosario

By Hiep Vu and Tawny Thanh  In June, the church commemorated Corpus Christi, the feast of “The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.” In order to participate in the street processions, everyone from our small village had to travel to the bigger town to commemorate how God is with us through the blessed sacrament. A week earlier we celebrated the...
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Teaching and mentoring in East Africa

A video visit with Maryknoll lay missioners working in education in Kenya and Tanzania. Featuring Angelica Ruppe, working with young women who have a disability or are otherwise at risk in Musoma, Tanzania; Ilona Helmholz, teaching at St. Agnes Primary School in Voi, Kenya; Loyce Veryser, a high school math teacher in Mwanza, Tanzania; and Mike Garr, who teaches catering...
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We are called to hear the knock at our door and respond

Maryknoll Lay Missioner Heidi Cerneka in El Paso, Texas, reflects on the Gospel for July 28 and the call to respond to our neighbors in need. (Luke 11:1-13) Published by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. What parent among us will give our child a snake when she asks for a fish? Or hand him a scorpion when he asks...
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Working for peace and justice in East Africa

Coralis Salvador, Dee Dungy, Pat Helmholz and Liz Mach pursue peace and justice through their different ministries in Kenya and Tanzania. They provide hope, education and resources for AIDS orphans, advocate for refugees, combat gender violence and help girls pursue an education.  ...
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