Helping Others

23. July 2013 Haiti, medical 0
We just received an inspiring story from our ministry partners at the Haitian Education & Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.) Cross Catholic sponsors H.E.L.P. students as they work toward their degrees at the University of Notre Dame, Haiti’s only Catholic university. One of those students is 27-year-old Lourdwige Felizor, who will be graduating next year with a ...

A Healthful Blessing

05. February 2013 medical 0
This past Sunday, many Catholics recognized the Feast Day of Saint Blaise, who is remembered for healing people from their illnesses. To celebrate his life, crossed candles are used for a healthful blessing and protection over sickness and trouble. In the spirit of St. Blaise, Cross Catholic Outreach’s ministry partner, the San Lucas Rural Health ...

Growing in Spirit

15. November 2011 medical 0
When I came to visit her house, Justina Espinoza greeted me with a warm smile and brought three of her children that happened to be home out to meet me. In the remote mountain community of Sapanani Alto in Bolivia, there aren’t exactly a lot of foreign visitors. While the village is charming and located ...

Bodies and Souls Transformed in Christ

29. September 2011 children, medical 0
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” – Matthew 4:4 This well-known verse reminds me of the story of a Honduran girl named Nissi and her mother, Elba. Nissi, a one-year-old girl who lived with her ...

Part II: A Day at San Lucas Rural Health Project

01. September 2011 medical, women 0
On Tuesday, I promised you a story of someone whose life was saved by the efforts of San Lucas Rural Health Project, a Cross Catholic-supported health outreach to rural mountain communities in Bolivia. Meet Sabina Ovideo, a 47-year-old woman whose life was threatened by a heart condition, but thanks to the efforts of the rural ...

Part I: A Day at San Lucas Rural Health Project

30. August 2011 children, medical 0
The day began with an hours-long trip in the car, as many days do in Bolivia and other developing countries where Cross Catholic supports projects for the poor in the name of Christ. Many times, the poorest of the poor live in the most remote areas, far away from the eyes of society. We climbed ...

Praise Report from Honduras

We have some good news to report! Our ministry partner in Honduras, a pediatric hospital called CURE Honduras, sent us the following story about a young boy named Junior, and it immediately touched my heart. Junior was born with a severe case of clubfoot and never received treatment when he was young. Why? Because his ...

Saving Lives with Medical Care

In today’s high-tech world, it’s hard to imagine that millions of poor people around the world lack access to even basic health care facilities. For families in developing countries, stocked pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals might be dozens of miles away, and even if facilities are nearby the poor usually can’t afford their services anyway. What’s ...

From Darkness to Light

Quick: imagine for a second that you didn’t know how to talk to other people. Imagine that you could see what was going on around you, but nothing made sense. It would feel like stepping into a “darkness” of confusion, fear, and frustration. That “darkness” would’ve been Gabi’s life if not for Antorcha de Vida. ...