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More about Maryknoll: Simple lifestyle, diversity a draw

More about Maryknoll: Simple lifestyle, diversity a draw

| Sarah McCarthy | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three women who recently took final vows as Maryknoll sisters said they were drawn to the order by a lifestyle of simplicity, its international presence and the diversity of its mission work.

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World Mission Sunday: Missioner helps Tanzanians affected by ugly ritual

World Mission Sunday: Missioner helps Tanzanians affected by ugly ritual

| Susan Klemond | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Founded by the Musoma Diocese to care for victims of FGM in 2001, Jipe Moyo is a shelter primarily for girls ages 8 to 16 who are fleeing FGM, run by the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa.

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World Mission Sunday: Center gives hope to girls escaping gender-based violence

World Mission Sunday: Center gives hope to girls escaping gender-based violence

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

This year for World Mission Sunday (Oct. 19), we are highlighting the evangelizing efforts in the Diocese of Musomo in Tanzania, which has created a sanctuary for young girls at risk of gender-based violence.

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World Mission Sunday – Do good on earth

World Mission Sunday – Do good on earth

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

This year’s World Mission Sunday theme is “Do Good on Earth.”

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What is the Center for Mission anyway?

What is the Center for Mission anyway?

| Eric Simon for The Catholic Spirit | October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

As we approach World Mission Sunday on Oct. 20, this issue includes stories of our brothers and sisters in overseas missions, and the Center for Mission will appear many times. You might ask, “Why? What does the Center for Mission have to do with World Mission Sunday? Who are they anyway?”

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Indian nun works to save children from trafficking

Indian nun works to save children from trafficking

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

This year for World Mission Sunday, we focus on the work of Sister Clara and the Salesian Sisters at Marialay Children’s Home in Chennai, India. These sisters help to rescue young girls from the sad reality of child trafficking and child labor that plagues so many mission countries.

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Edina jeweler used skills to help poor in Venezuela

Edina jeweler used skills to help poor in Venezuela

| Father Greg Schaffer for The Catholic Spirit | October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last August we mourned the loss of a great missionary from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who had a profound impact on the lives of many at our archdiocesan mission in Venezuela.

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Ghana diocese uses funds for basic services in the communities it serves

Ghana diocese uses funds for basic services in the communities it serves

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The connection between the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga in Ghana comes in the form of four priests who studied here and are now serving in their homeland.

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Mission funds help Archbishop Flynn School meet needs of students in Uganda

Mission funds help Archbishop Flynn School meet needs of students in Uganda

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The words “Adunu Maleng Pa Yesu” mean “Sacred Heart of Jesus” in the native language of the Acholi, one of the many tribes in Uganda, who live in the northern part of the country bordering southern Sudan.

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Gospel flourishing in remote villages of Papua New Guinea

Gospel flourishing in remote villages of Papua New Guinea

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Father Jose Jacob has seen one of the most primitive regions in the world. He served for seven years in the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga in Papua New Guinea, which he describes as “almost half a millennium behind [the U.S.] in progress.”

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Last U.S. mission diocese relies on its many donors to keep things going

Last U.S. mission diocese relies on its many donors to keep things going

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Trying to contact a deacon from the Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, it’s odd to find him traveling in Iowa. But that’s where Deacon George Bowder was recently, on the road visiting donors and telling the stories of the Alaskan missions around the country.

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Missionary activity is service to hurting world, pope says

Missionary activity is service to hurting world, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | October 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

In a world that often seems dark and full of suffering and violence, Christians can offer hope by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Pope Francis wrote in a message for World Mission Sunday 2013.

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