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Human Rights and Care of Creation

Human Rights and Care of Creation

Human Rights and Care of Creation

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Peru

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Michael Briggs, M.M.

Along with The Office of “Human Rights and Environment” – DHUMA – a non-governmental organization, this project supports members of indigenous communities and grassroots social organizations (OSB) who empower themselves by learning their rights, strengthening their communities and organizations, being proactive in nonviolent actions for the defense of our common home, Mother Earth, and her natural resources, especially water, and continually creating new paths, such as opening Constitutional legal suits (Casos de Amparo) against the State and mining enterprises, to assure that their rights are respected by the State and extractive industries.

With your gift, you will help leaders who are willing to challenge the “extractivist” model of development and any human activity, negligence or policy which generates disastrous impacts on Mother Earth or violates the fundamental rights of indigenous peoples to life, health, water, territory, land, prior consultation and consent, ethnic identity, organizational autonomy, indigenous justice, etc. succeed.

“In safeguarding and helping to renew God’s creation, we cultivate a peace we can not only enjoy today but also that can continue to sustain generations to come.”

– Fr. Bob Jalbert, M.M., Maryknoll Magazine, January 2010

Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Counseling

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Bolivia

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Gregory McPhee, M.M.

The project will provide individual and group counseling to local Bolivians. Fr. Gregory McPhee, M.M., plans to collaborate with Maryknoll Father Alejandro Marina and lay Bolivian psychologists to offer courses, workshops and seminars. Initial courses will address the challenges and trauma of the Covid-19 pandemic in Cochabamba, Pastoral counseling and education with an emphasis on the potential healing and purpose of Christian life and discipleship.

There is a cognizable need for group and individual counseling to address the psychological and spiritual impact of the Covid pandemic in Bolivia. Fr. Gregory McPhee’s role will emphasize pastoral counseling and Catholic teaching in spirituality and scripture.

Servicios Misioneros Proyecto Laudato Si

Servicios Misioneros Proyecto Laudato Si

Servicios Misioneros Proyecto Laudato Si

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Bolivia

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Alejandro Marina, M.M.

Missionary Services is the program through which we continue to offer “missionary formation” to the Churches of Latin America and beyond. Led by Fr. Alejandro Marina, M.M., this training is carried out through online workshops, administration of the “Ex-CMMAL” building so that various organizations committed to the mission, have their headquarters to offer their formative proposals which include counseling and spiritual accompaniment, and the Laudato Si Program: Care of creation and formation in an ecological spirituality.

Missionary Services is the program through which we continue to offer “missionary formation” to the Churches of Latin America and beyond.

Medical and Pastoral Services for Prisoners

Medical and Pastoral Services for Prisoners

Medical and Pastoral Services for Prisoners

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Peru

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Joseph Fedora, M.M.

San Pedro de Lurigancho prison in Lima, Peru is a facility built for 3,300 prisoners. But the population today is about 10,000! Many are abandoned by their own families.

Father Joseph Fedora offers counseling, the Sacraments, and medicines to prisoners who are HIV+ and receiving little or no care.

Give today and you will help save a life.

School Tutoring Program

School Tutoring Program

School Tutoring Program

Region:

Asia

Country:

Bolivia

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Paul M. Sykora, M.M.

In three learning centers, serving 170 children with teachers and volunteers, Fr. Paul Sykora offers tutoring to children in a poor area of Cochabamba, Bolivia where immigration from rural areas is high and families from other cultures must adapt.  The children now live in a world that their parents do not understand.

Learning Spanish language skills is the first step in advancing in school and adjusting to their new environment.

Your gift provides an education to the youth in Bolivia.

 

Trauma Healing Ministry

Trauma Healing Ministry

Trauma Healing Ministry

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Brazil

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Dennis Moorman, M.M.

Anger, fear, anxiety and depression . . . these are all common symptoms of trauma that Fr. Dennis Moorman helps people to resolve in both individual sessions as well as workshops with groups and official trainings for trauma therapists in Brazil and throughout the world. 
 
Although, Fr. Dennis is stationed in São Paulo, Brazil, his trauma healing ministry has expanded to fifteen countries throughout the world, where he has presented this work in Haiti, South Korea, Japan, USA, Hong Kong, Nepal, China, Tanzania, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, India and Egypt, as well as Brazil. During the pandemic this work has expanded to include working virtually with people in Columbia, Germany, Kenya, Russia, U.K. and Belgium. 
 
Fr. Dennis’ work attends not only to the emotional and physical, but also the spiritual realm of healing, where he witnesses daily the new hope and energy for life that is unleashed when a person is able to overcome being stuck in a traumatic pattern in their life. Those who are healed often learn to help others who are suffering with trauma in order to give back to their communities the gift of healing they have received.

Remate Scholarships

Remate Scholarships

Remate Scholarships

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Guatemala

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Edward O. Custer, M.M.

Many youngsters in El Ramate Parish of Guatemala cannot continue their studies after primary school because their families are just too poor to afford the cost of school supplies and end-of-year fees.  Father Edward Custer helps defray these costs so the children can advance to junior high and high school.

Your gift supports the future of these children.

Parroquia Cristo Resucitado Curico

Parroquia Cristo Resucitado Curico

Parroquia Cristo Resucitado Curico

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Chile

Missioner Responsible:

Bro. John J. Nitsch, M.M.

Existing on limited donations from its poor parishioners, the Parish of Cristo Resucitado needs your assistance to continue its soup kitchen, which provides more than 150 meals a day to the needy. In addition, the parish provides financial aid to seven of its students studying at the university, and runs a youth group for children during winter and summer vacations.

In 2017, the area received about 500 immigrates from Haiti, Venezuela and Columbia. The immigrants from Haiti require extra assistance because of language and climate differences. Your donations will help keep their assistance programs running and help Brother John Nitsch, M.M. support the increased number of immigrants.

Your donations will help keep their assistance programs running.

Project Updates

  • Assist university students in finishing their studies in law, social work, health care, and psychology.
  • Our soup kitchen now serves lunch to about 150 poor people six days a week.
  • Brother John Nitsch has been able to help begin raising bees for honey and to pollinate the fruit trees, increasing the income and standard of living of the people involved.
  • Starting a weekend formation program for our pastoral agents, and support other monthly and bimonthly retreats and formation times for the different parish groups.

Massage Therapy Training for the Blind

Massage Therapy Training for the Blind

Massage Therapy Training for the Blind

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Peru

Missioner Responsible:

Son, Kyungsu

Father Kyungsu Son, M.M., is the project advisor in which young blind adults of the House of Bartimaeus, the only school/center that teaches massage therapy affordably to the blind in Southern Lima, learn massage therapy techniques and reflexology and Shiatsu. Your gift will enable Father Son to purchase equipment, supplies and two one-month practicums in three prisons for a total of six campaignes.

The training workshop for the blind in massage therapy that began in 2013 has increasingly grown over the past five years and it is hopeful that by 2020, the project will be assumed by the Diocese of Lurin. Father Son provides pastoral counseling for the blind students and their families.

The students learn from licensed blind professors the application of theoretical and practical concepts of body therapies, the anatomy of human bone structure and muscle systems, and the functional physiology of the organs and joints.

Your gift will enable blind students to learn from licensed blind professors the application of theoretical and practical concepts of body therapies, the anatomy of human bone structure and muscle systems, and the functional physiology of the organs and joints.

Food Program for Prisoners with HIV

Food Program for Prisoners with HIV

Food Program for Prisoners with HIV

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Peru

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Joseph Fedora, M.M.

Maryknoll Father Joseph Fedora runs a feeding program in Peru’s San Pedro de Lurigancho prison for 20 ailing prisoners living with HIV/AIDS.  When prisoners on anti-retroviral drugs regain their weight, they no longer receive their medicines and become undernourished all over again.  Father Joe provides them with nutritious meals and counsels those who ask for spiritual guidance.

Through your generosity and prayers, these men will receive the nourishment they need – both physically and spiritually.

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. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.

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OUR FOUNDERS

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

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

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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.