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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

Chicken and Rabbit Project

Chicken and Rabbit Project

Chicken and Rabbit Project

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Bolivia

Missioner Responsible:

Brother Joseph Bruener, M.M.

Brother Joe Bruener, M.M. hopes to lend out chickens and rabbits to parishioners to raise for food or pets. Once their animal produces offspring, they will give back one of the offspring, keep the original animal and the new offspring will be lent out to another family. It’s a club that meets once a week, where they pray then go on to build rabbit hutches, learn about feeding and care of the animals and how to raise them properly for food or pets.

Your support with help to start a weekly club with Brother Joe that teaches responsibility and living our Catholic faith. Volunteers will be guest speakers who will advise the group on care and feeding of rabbits and chickens.

San Martin Orphanage

San Martin Orphanage

San Martin Orphanage

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Bolivia

Missioner Responsible:

Brother Joseph Bruener, M.M.

Along with the need for food and medicine, Brother Joe Bruener hopes to help the children at San Martin home have a ‘normal’ childhood. They don’t always have money to cover expenses for extras like field trips to the parks or museums or money to buy treats for the fiestas. Sometimes they need new clothes and there isn’t enough money for that. The older ones may need help with training when they leave the system. There is a broad spectrum of needs where you can help.

The needs of the children are so great and the money they have is really limited. Brother Bruener needs your help!

“Why must a missioner assume the role of physician of the body as well as of the soul? Simply because, if we do not, it will not be done. When Our Lord sent His apostles to preach to the whole world, did He not say something about curing also?”

– Fr. Otto Rauschenbach, Maryknoll Magazine, January 1941

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.

Pastoral Ministry of a Christian Community

Pastoral Ministry of a Christian Community

Pastoral Ministry of a Christian Community

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Bolivia

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Gregory McPhee, M.M.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many parish chapels have closed this year. This project will fund the opening and operation of a parish chapel in the year 2022. The chapel will support a Christian base community. The chapel project will provide such services as Masses, Sacraments of reconciliation and baptism, Bible study, Cursillos, Food support, and Counseling.

Fr. Greg McPhee’s project is the development of a new mission chapel in cooperation with an established Bolivian parish.

“My greatest joy is seeing people mature in their faith, and feeling their commitment to help our parish realize its mission.”

– Fr. William Boteler, M.M., Maryknoll Magazine, March 2000

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.