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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

The Good Shepherd Inn

The Good Shepherd Inn

The Good Shepherd Inn

Region:

Latin America

Country:

Peru

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Joseph Fedora, M.M.

The Brothers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a Religious group of Brothers in the Archdiocese of Mwanza. Bro. Loren Beaudry wants to help educate the Brothers to be mechanics, carpenters, teachers etc.

His goal is to help the Sacred Heart Brothers become skilled men in various fields and plans to achieve this by the end of five years so they will be trained men who can help other Brothers with their education. 

The Brothers will receive a diploma or certificate at the end of their studies for completing the courses and employing their new skills in society.                 

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.

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)

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.