Giving Honor to Mothers Around the World
We dedicate the month of May to Mary, our Society’s patroness, in thanksgiving for the gift of her Son; and to honor mothers everywhere.
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers bring hope to mothers raising children under conditions of extreme poverty and abuse.
Care for the mother, and you care for the child – care for the child, and you help build stable families with a more hopeful future.
“We pray to the Madonna to protect us and in times of spiritual upheaval the safest place is under the Madonna’s cloak. Indeed, she is the mother who looks after the church. And in this time of martyrs she is the protector, she is the mother.”
Your support helps us witness the Gospel, especially where mothers and children are at grave risk.
The women and children who live at Maryknoll’s La Posadita del Buen Pastor in Lima, Peru are victims of poverty and human trafficking.
Father Joseph Fedora, M.M. makes sure they receive proper medical care, counseling for trauma, and supportive, safe housing until they are ready to live on their own.
In Tanzania’s Shinyanga Diocese, Father Edward Schoellmann, M.M. runs a kindergarten-daycare center for children who would have no place else to go when their mothers are at work.
“Thank you” from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers serving in mission all over the world.