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Churches October 2017

Philippines. Bringing Healthcare To The Mountain.

Sr. Eva Maamo and her team of doctors at the Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission Inc. (FOLPMI) go to the mountains to serve indigenous communities. “All we need is to inspire and encourage them to discover their talents and skills to be able to survive on their own”. A mission trip to Surallah…

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World Mission Day. Mission at the Heart of the Christian Faith.

This year’s World Mission Day will celebrated on  October 22, under the theme: “Mission at the heart of the Christian faith”.  In his message Pope Francis asked: What is the basis of our mission? What is the heart of our mission? What are the essential approaches we need to take in carrying out our mission?…

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Syria. Hope In Flower.

At ‘Gospel House’ for the care of the elderly, Sister Valentina Sakker, 85, looks after her patients. During the conflict, the house was on the front line. Sister Valentina stayed with her charges to defend and protect them.   Those were seven years of hell. Before the war, Homs had a population of 800,000. The city…

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Peru. Stars Shine In The Sky Over The Outskirts Of Trujillo.

Announcing life and hope inTrujillo, a city in coastal Northwestern Peru, where poverty persists and the law of the strongest and crime triumph, becomes a challenge. Here is the testimony of a Comboni Missionary who has lived  32 years in the country. Hope and projects of life seem impossible in El Porvenir on the outskirts…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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