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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…

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Diary of a Ghetto Priest: Let us Live the Parable at the Little Theatre

“Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.” Jesus, so wonderful, so powerful, so kind has already given a sign. He has come down to earth, to his people, sent by His Father. And, He has forgiven us our sins’ He has wiped away sins, the source of division…

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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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Diary of a Ghetto Priest: True Love unto Death

Dying to oneself for the sake of truth and for others is necessary. There can’t be just self-concern in life, there must be truth and the readiness to live and die for principles in life. Then there is love which means again living and dying for others. What an ideal!…

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Give and Receive Love

By: Arlene Torres, New Jersey, USA MY DAUGHTERS AND I first visited Kingston, Jamaica after we heard a teenager’s witness in church nine years ago. My purpose for the trip was to expose my children to the poorest of the poor. I wanted them to realize how lucky they are…

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