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Fighting Famine in Kenya with Fr. Lance Nadeau, M.M

Early in 2019 the Kenyan government officially recognized what many people already knew: the drought affecting much of the country had become an emergency. In a country of limited resources and great inequality, the number of people facing persistent hunger more than doubled. Today, amid the COVID pandemic, the emergency continues.

Fr. Lance Nadeau, Maryknoll Missioner, spends his time with these truly needy people, who he refers to as “my family, because we are one.”  The drought impacts more than half the country, making clean water as scarce as daily bread. More than a quarter million pregnant women, nursing mothers and children are malnourished.

Fr. Lance works with local churches and pastors to distribute food to those most in need. But he’s worried about what can happen when more than 2.7 million people worry about getting enough to eat. “The news I’m getting from around the country is bad news about the availability of food, even in some rural areas. I’ve assisted several parishes in western Kenya to buy food.  This coming week, I think I can help a parish in eastern Kenya and another in southwestern Kenya.  I also help families here in Nairobi.”

Please help Fr. Nadeau continue his work. Your $30 donation can feed a family for a month. A $400 donation can feed what amounts to a small village for an entire day. Any amount you can afford to give is a blessing that will enable children, older villagers and school employee’s families to experience God’s love and know they are not alone.

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ABOUT MARYKNOLL

We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.

OUR GENERAL COUNCIL

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. Tom O’Brien, Fr. Ray Finch, Fr. Joe Everson, Fr. Russ Feldmeier)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Fr. Ray Finch.

OUR FOUNDERS

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(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

PLACES WE SERVE

EVANGELIZATION, PARISHES, AND PROJECTS

USA

STORIES OF MISSION

(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

Enrich your own vocation, walk-in solidarity with people overseas, and work together with Maryknoll Missioners. We offer US priests and Brothers ordained elsewhere the opportunity to work in overseas missions.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop
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