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Diary of a Ghetto Priest: The Ghetto Comedian

In the ghetto, there is so much comedy. Yesterday at Good Shepherd, after lunch, I sat with two, then three, suddenly there were seven of our homeless and myself sitting around in a circle.  Donovan, a little dwarf, now 25 years with us, about 45 years old, 4 feet tall…

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“Blessed are the Merciful, for they will be Shown Mercy”

By: Fr. Bill Swengros, Pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church, Tampa, FL I first heard of the Missionaries of the Poor from my cousin. He couldn’t contain his excitement as he shared about the Missionaries of the Poor and all they do for those in need throughout the world. A…

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Doing Small Things with Great Love

By: Marki Tauceda, Tampa, FL “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa I love this beautiful quote from St. Mother Teresa. This was my sixth mission trip, my first to Jamaica. I worried about what I had to…

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Diary of a Ghetto Priest: Whatever You Ask….

“It will be given to you! I will do it! That the Father may be glorified in His Son, if you ask anything I my name I will do it.” (John 14, 13-14, 16:23) My dream dear Father in heaven is this, expressed in words and melodies 23 years ago;…

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Diary of a Ghetto Priest: Miracles of Miracles!

Belonging to the Lord, and, working for His kingdom is simply amazing. All kinds of miraculous things take place. Food is placed on the table, medicines are provided, a woman walks who was a cripple, a cheque is paid to cover our electricity. You feel that He is right there…

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Beauty and Joy

By: Deepa Sebastian, Birmingham, AL. On July 4th, my children (Nicky (18), Rosie (15) and I travelled to Jamaica to work with the Missionaries of the Poor. In early May as we were waiting a word from Fr. Henry regarding our volunteer application, my prayer was that if it was…

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