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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.

Perdón y Reconciliación (Forgiveness and Reconciliation)

Perdón y Reconciliación (Forgiveness and Reconciliation)

Perdón y Reconciliación (Forgiveness and Reconciliation)

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Bolivia

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Juan M. Zuñiga, M.M.

With the formation of a recognized Chapter of the “Schools for Forgiveness and Reconciliation (Escuelas de Perdón y Reconciliación-ES.PE.RE. in Spanish), the main focus of the workshops is to teach participants techniques regarding the process of forgiveness and reconciliation, especially in prisons.

In 2019, Fr. Juan’s team modified its approach to the ES.PE.RE. workshops and offered a two weekend intensive workshop in a parish outside of Cochabamba. At the invitation of the pastor, the Team travelled to Oruro, Bolivia staying overnight to present the workshop over three days each weekend; they intend to continue to do similar presentations in different locations this year.

Our ministry includes visits in the prisons, and in and around Cochabamba, Bolivia, especially visiting the prisoners and ex-prisoners who may have recently gained their freedom who are interested in spiritual counseling, preparing for the sacraments, attending the Eucharist and/or those seeking some financial assistance with a medical or emergency needs.

“Our Home” Shelter

“Our Home” Shelter

“Our Home” Shelter

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Bolivia

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Juan M. Zuñiga, M.M.

Initiated by a group of laypersons in 2005, “Our Home” Shelter, also known as Hogar Albergue Nuestra Casa, began as a nonprofit social work whose purpose was to offer a safe space and protection to girls and adolescents between the ages of 9 and 18 who have suffered sexual violence within their families.

Under the guidance of Father Juan Zuniga, M.M., the goal of this program is to provide an integral approach that will permit the reestablishment of their personal and family well-being and the restitution of those rights which have been violated. The shelter can house a total capacity of 15 girls and adolescents. The services are also extended to the families of the girls as the family relationship is essential for affective emotion healing and their family re-integration.

Together we can help these young girls regain their health and mental well-being.

 

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.

Fear, anxiety, depression… these are common symptoms of trauma that Fr. Dennis Moorman addresses in his training program for trauma therapists in Brazil.  Each class can accommodate up to 80 students, and a volunteer assistant is assigned to every three students. 

Volunteers are from low-income neighborhoods, and often the victims of trauma themselves.  By volunteering, they experience healing they could never afford on their own.

Your support will contribute greatly to this program’s success.

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. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, 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.

OUR FOUNDERS

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

(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.

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