The Kingdom of God

Today’s Gospel reading is from Luke 13, which asks: “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it with?” Christ responded by saying: “It is like a mustard seed which a man took and threw into his garden: it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air sheltered in ...

Succession of Blessings

29. August 2012 children, education 0
Fifteen-year-old Choeurline is one of the lucky ones. Or shall we say, truly blessed ones. Her family of 10 all survived Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake. That’s one blessing. They lived more than a year in a tent camp but moved back into their damaged Petionville home because they deemed it safer than the crime-ridden camp. ...

Giving a voice to the handicapped

02. May 2012 Africa, children 0
It’s one thing to hear Sr. Emma and the other staff members at Chizombezi Deafblind Center talk about the impact their school is having on handicapped Malawian children. It’s quite another to hear it from the students who have gone through the program. One of those students recently had a chance to share her story ...

One Happy Student

26. April 2012 children, education 0
Kamungo is 8 years old and in second grade. He has reason to smile. Two years ago he was found wandering the streets, hungry and dirty. Today he’s attending one of the best schools in that area of Kenya — Freinademetz Primary School, one of our partners. Kamungo and three of his cousins live together ...

Shipments with Heavenly Value

11. April 2012 children, Haiti 0
As I watched the little girl devour the hot meal in front of her, she heaped big spoonfuls of seasoned rice into her little mouth and chewed joyously. She made almost imperceptible “hmmm” sounds as she ate. It was obviously a very enjoyable meal! Imagine my surprise when I discovered this delicious lunch had arrived ...