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Request for help from Kenya

Working with ClickMedix I came to know Connie Cheren. She has asked for help with shoes and clothing in Parkishon, Kenya. I expect to travel to Kenya soon and can carry donations. Below is her letter to us. Her url … Continue reading

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I hope God gives me the strength to see you again.

That first day as we arrived in Patzún on that first mission trip in 1994, turning the corner into the Hogar at La Clinca Corpus Cristi with the orphaned kids mobbing us I saw Madre Carmen standing at the convent … Continue reading

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Roofs

One of the first things that I learned about Americans on mission, especially the men, is that we have a deep seated desire to fix things.  We want to clean, paint rooms, repair broken windows, improve drainage, establish Internet access, … Continue reading

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New Priest

Vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese of Pittsburgh are on a modest upswing and with that trend so are the priests who know the Franciscan missions in Patzún. Fr. Mike was one of six Pittsburgh seminarians who made the … Continue reading

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The mission trip that almost wasn’t.

The 2011 Holy Sepulcher  Guatemala Mission trip was scheduled May 26 through June 2. To make things interesting, and to save about $400 per airfare, Brenda Hartzel and I decided to drive from Pittsburgh to Washington DC and fly from … Continue reading

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