December 2020 update from the Veryser family
When it comes to playing, children living in poverty know how to be creative.
Emergency food distribution, ministry adjustments during COVID and a new president
Modeling inclusive communication and sharing the struggle and hope for a better tomorrow
Our relief efforts in the wake of the recent typhoons
We strive to ease the migrants’ hardships and give them a caring transition moment before they embark on their new lives in the U.S.
Ministry in times of COVID-19 has brought new opportunities for us in the midst of challenging times.
My lament … and Jesus’ answer
In our seemingly bleak world today, the light still is and will always be with us. (December 2020 ‘Ted’s Talk’)
Joanne Blaney helps to implement a UN-sponsored effort to reform Brazil’s justice system
Greg Darr and his family visit the site of the killing of George Floyd and vow to combat racism.
Kevin and Marilyn’s December 2020 newsletter
Joanne Miya finds hope alive among the clients of Uzima Centre.
My journey from Nairobi to western Kenya to Cambodia
Pope Francis calls us to recognize that all of us are brothers and sisters, and to live accordingly (October 2020 ‘Ted’s Talk’)
HOPE Project’s emergency assistance helps this resilient family to survive
Community library program becomes lifeline for students struggling with disruption of their education
St. Patrick’s Dispensary in Mombasa offers crucial nutrition assistance for children living in poverty
Grooming time for Home of Hope residents in Chom Chao, Cambodia
Spare a prayer for Juba’s street vendors, who work hard for meager pay.
Chuck Lathrop, a co-director of Maryknoll Lay Missioners in the 1970s, reflects on those early days and his continuing commitment to mission
On this World Day of Migrants and Refugees, in the midst of unprecedented upheaval, scripture calls us to compassion.
Lay missioner’s teaching of shantala baby massage is highlighted by Com Você program.
Seven Maryknoll lay missioners who got their start in the Peace Corps compare notes about their experiences in both.
Flávio José Rocha uses Theater of the Oppressed to work for change in Brazil.
Flávio José Rocha reflects on the parable of the landowner and laborers in light of his mission work.
Samwel Chacha — from orphan to frontline COVID nurse and medical student
A Salvadoran funeral during COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic is hampering global public health efforts to treat and control the spread of malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis in Africa.
It is the simple moments of shared connection that give hope during these times of darkness and uncertainty
Carol Honerkamp Zuccarino has been volunteering at El Paso’s Annunciation House for more than six months.
‘Project Lorax’ will provide sustainable development and a livelihood for 100 families, while planting 40,000 new trees.
Lay missioner reflects on her part in the decades-long public health campaign to “Kick Polio Out of Africa”
Despite uncertainty, fear and a sense of powerlessness, hope continues to anchor lay missioners in Haiti.
Latin Americans value close family ties and togetherness, which make self-quarantining particularly difficult.
Rich Tarro reflects on joy and grace in the midst of suffering.
Video about Maryknoll Lay Missioners’ inspiring, multifaceted work in Africa, Asia and the Americas
30 months into his service in South Sudan — and 30 years after first traveling to the country — Gabe Hurrish reflects on why he is there.
How Elizabeth’s life changed forever, thanks to a lay missioner’s legal advocacy — and the prayers and support of many
Maryknoll lay missioners in Bolivia team up to bring together needs and resources for creative new ministries with people living with disabilities.
Returned missioner Jet Birondo-Goddard continues to sow “seeds of peace” in her Maryknoll-inspired journey
Today’s unspeakable tragedies rekindle our deep missionary longing to seek a more just world for all by “doing something.”
The history of the U.S. Catholic Church’s leading global lay missioner program
During the 1930s, Dr. Harry Blaber, a Brooklyn physician, served as a medical missioner with Maryknoll in China.
In East Africa, a setback for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls
Last year’s racist mass shooting must be a call to action. Light a candle and do your part!
Maryknoll parish’s community health program tackles health insurance and other obstacles that prevent children with disabilities from accessing care
Lessons from a breakfast with Enriqueta and Eugenio, as they shelter from a tropical storm in El Salvador
Meet Constance Langoya, a woman of constant strength
During the strict Bolivian quarantine, lay missioners in Cochabamba have been providing daily meals to hungry and homeless people.
A Maryknoll Lay Missioners statement
From Maryknoll Lay Missioners’ Anti-Racism Task Force
On the surface, life in Tanzania looks normal, but coronavirus cases are multiplying.
Peg Vámosy reflects on how this pandemic offers us the opportunity for a fresh start on healing our broken relationship with all God’s creation.
Joanne Blaney shares the story of a member of her base community.
For poor but resilient families in Mombasa, Kenya, finding enough food to make it through the pandemic presents an enormous challenge.
Father Bill Vos reflects on ‘laying down one’s life’ for others in global mission
Running a food ministry during the COVID-19 lockdown gave Juan Gomez a new perspective on a plate of food.
On any given Saturday, Agustín is on the soccer field or on his patio, sharing with and mentoring the community’s kids.
Communities in El Salvador are rallying to respond to COVID-19 and Tropical Storm Amanda
At Jesuit Refugee Service in Nairobi, Dee Dungy speaks up for Sudanese, Somali and Ugandan refugees
Maryknoll urges continuing work toward permanent solution for ‘Dreamers’
What God the Father can teach us about the vocation of fatherhood
How does the human spirit remain hopeful when suffering seems to have no end?