A ‘Holy Week’

A ‘Holy Week’

…one people. During the very same time of this Friends Across Boarders trip, the situation in Haiti grew increasingly violent and uncertain for the Haitian people — and for Sami…

Returned Missioner News – Page 2

Returned Missioner News – Page 2

Returned Missioner News – Page 2 Rest in peace, Bosse! June 2023: It is with great sadness that we share the news that Ronald Bosse (Class of 1974 – Peru, Argentina, Chile), died at the age of 84 on June 20, 2023 at St. Francis Home in Tiffin, Ohio. As one...
2023 Christmas video

2023 Christmas video

Christmas greetings and reflections on nonviolence from Heidi Cerneka and MKLM Executive Director Elvira Ramirez at the U.S.-Mexico border, Gabe Hurrish in South Sudan, Susan Silveus in Haiti and Joanne Blaney in Brazil. CHRISTMAS GIFT TO MARYKNOLL LAY MISSIONERS MORE...
CBP One, Encuentro and ‘spiritual fundraising’

CBP One, Encuentro and ‘spiritual fundraising’

Fall 2023 newsletter   Coralis Salvador, U.S.-Mexico Border Fundraising as ministry calls us together in communion with God and with one another.—Henri J. M. Nouwen (A Spirituality of Fundraising) Greetings from El Paso! It has been a sweltering summer here, and we...
A different world

A different world

Fall 2023 newsletter   Mike Lattanzi and Susan Silveus, Haiti A world that knows no McDonalds As in many countries in the global south, many of the clothes worn by people in Haiti are overruns of clothes made in the global north. This can lead to some strange...
Skirting the dances

Skirting the dances

Four years ago, my friend Eliana, who lives in the favela community of Haiti, where I do ministry, first came up with the idea to do a skirt dance (dança da saia) for our local Festa Junina celebrations. Eliana is from the northeast of Brazil — from a small rural town...
‘Decenter and transcend’

‘Decenter and transcend’

…who serve deaf children in Cambodia and Bolivia, and about the missioners who live in Haiti and South Sudan. He listened with amazement, and I hoped that he was decentered…

‘One heart’ in welcoming migrants

‘One heart’ in welcoming migrants

Summer 2023 newsletter   Coralis Salvador, U.S.-Mexico Border Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.—Karen Salmansohn Greetings from El Paso. This second quarter has been filled with amazing events. Bishop Mark Seitz called a meeting with all...
A lot to learn

A lot to learn

Summer 2023 newsletter   Mike Lattanzi and Susan Silveus, Haiti Mike and I have been in Haiti for four months now, and it’s time to write a newsletter. That task seems a bit daunting to me. There’s both way too much to tell and also not yet enough to say about what...