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International Trainings – Spiritual into Palliative Care

International Trainings – Spiritual into Palliative Care

International Trainings – Spiritual into Palliative Care

Region:

U.S.A

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Richard Bauer, M.M.

Fr. Rick Bauer plans to participate in the UNAIDS/PEPFAR Faith and Community Initiative to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV, especially spiritual and psychosocial support. The Inter-professional Spiritual Care Education Curriculum (ISPEC) strives to enroll pairs of clinicians (e.g. physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and other professions) and chaplains or spiritual care providers, and will prepare them to attend to patients’ spiritual needs and resources as an integral part of their practice. The objectives of this project are to offer two (2) two-day, trainings for a total of 100 participants (50 persons in each training) using ISPEC—one in Africa and one in Latin America, utilize trainers from previous in-person and virtual trainings in collaboration with Fr. Rick and Dr. Christina Puchalski, MD and three other U.S. based faculty members with extensive experience in ISPEC facilitation, and link the participants of this training with ongoing mentors and mentorship for a period of twelve months following the initial training, including on-line continuing education. Participants will work within their clinical setting and national palliative care associations for continued dissemination and trainings following this regional training.

For the majority of individuals throughout the world who currently face life-limiting illnesses, access to culturally appropriate, holistic palliative care (including assessment and treatment of physical, emotional, social and spiritual pain) is still emerging. This projects’ curriculum focuses on a train-the-trainer program to build leaders, consultants, advocates, and knowledgeable clinicians who can educate, empower, and guide other healthcare professionals at their health institution for the integration of spiritual care in healthcare service provision.

“I invite you to reflect with me on “healing” as a process that restores an individual to personal and communal wholeness – physically, spiritually and emotionally. Often, the person effecting the healing is also transformed.”

– Fr. Robert Jalbert, M.M., Today’s Good News

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.

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