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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;…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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!…Read More
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…Read More
Diary of a Ghetto Priest: “Queen Esther” – The Sacredness of the Artist
You better come! If you miss Queen Esther you will cry! It is full of beauty, sadness, joy, and, I believe, will root you once again in your faith, and, in your understanding that Jamaica is an island of artists, and a people of God. “Queen Esther”, I believe will…Read More
Diary of a Ghetto Priest: Learning to Love
Brother Alphonse told me “I keep on learning what is the meaning of love,” he smiled and shook his head. “I never learn enough about loving, Father.” Then he related how many people come to Good Shepherd, and to all our centers. The overall in charge of the centers, Brother…Read More
Healing of my Soul
By: Charles K. Park, Korean Martyrs Catholic Center, Orange County, California When my wife mentioned going to Jamaica on a mission trip, it perked my interest. “What?” I asked. “They give you room and board and take you out daily on guided tours?! You get to meet and have fun with the…Read More
Partaking in the Joyful Service with Christ on the Cross!
By: Fr. Michael Johnstone, Walsingham, Norfolk, UK It was January 2013 when I began working with MOP. It was a totally new experience: new and unfamiliar surroundings, routines, and faces. But once caught, no way was I ever going to miss an opportunity to volunteer over and over again! …Read More
We are a Family in Christ
By: Br. John Paul Dayandayan, MOP In this modern world, the most basic unit of society – the family – is disturbingly endangered, strongly misused, and politically the most misunderstood word next to love. As the world advances in the fields of science, business, law and politics, the value and…Read More