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The Lord’s Place
Poverty, sickness, fear and violence. This is the hidden face of the ghetto of Downtown, Kingston. Well known for its magnificent beaches and pristine rivers, but today, Kingston is a lost paradise. Homelessness has become a common scene on the streets and destitution has become a usual sight on the…Read More
My 80th Birthday
On the 17th September I will be 80 years. I never dreamt I would live to eighty years. As a young man, I said “I’ll be happy to live until fifty years, then later I said sixty years will be just perfect. To my astonishment seventy years came along, and…Read More
Please Help Us Rebuild Good Shepherd Home!
Good Shepherd Home caught fire from the two buildings adjoining our home for 70 homeless men at 71 Tower Street. The residents are cripples, some mentally retarded – all beautiful and full of love, but discarded and brought in by the police, by neighbors, by hospitals. They have nothing; no…Read More
Diary of a Ghetto Priest: Abortion: The Murder of the Holy Innocents
I love our country. I love our people. I do not believe we are living our lives as true Jamaicans. We are a Christian people; we are rooted in a Judeo-Christian tradition – wealthy countries do not want this. We do not believe in murder. Murder is the most horrible…Read More
Give the Best Love for them!
By: Alan Lane, North Carolina A little over a month ago I was fortunate to revisit the Missionaries of the Poor and their “homeless” residents after my first visit last August. Both times I was struck by the humanity, dignity, beauty, and joy exhibited by so many of these people…Read More
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…Read More
“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…Read More
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…Read More
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;…Read More