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A Unique Easter Experience

By: Cheryl Codner, Boston MA, USA This year, my daughter Lauren and I spent Easter week at the Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica. On our first day, we were welcomed by an Easter Vigil Mass which was unlike any other mass we have ever attended. The Mass opened…

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Haiti Hurricane Relief Efforts

Viloux, Les Cayes, Haiti. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Sr. Marie, a finally professed member of Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in Viloux, a village in the south, 96 miles from our mission in Port-au-Prince, and an hour away from the town of Les Cayes, gave us the assurance that roads…

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HAITI NEEDS OUR HELP!

HAITI NEEDS OUR HELP! By: Br. Rodel Tabanao, MOP, Mission Superior, Port-au-Prince, Haiti     Hurricane Matthew, reported as the strongest hurricane to hit Haiti in a decade landed and destroyed tens of thousands of homes. Haiti, a country on the road to recovery from the massive earthquake in 2010…

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Fr. Richard Ho Lung received The 2016 Nelson Mandela Human Rights Achievement Sunshine Award

New Jersey, October 3, 2016. The SUNSHINE Awards Organization announced in New Jersey that Father Richard Ho Lung has been nominated and will receive the 2016 Nelson Mandela Human Rights Achievement SUNSHINE Award for his unselfish commitment to humanity and human development. This inaugural presentation will be made at the…

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Joyful Service with Christ on the Cross

By: Julia Laweh, Toronto, Canada Father Richard Ho Lung, the Founder of the Missionaries of the Poor Order, once said: “The call to serve the poor is an invitation to happiness.” These words undoubtedly strike us as truly beautiful. However, even as practicing Catholics, do we actually stop to think…

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Will You Pray for the Poor?

By: Deacon Nick Sherg, St. Martin de Porres Church, Orange, California The week of June 16, 2010 changed my life forever. Thanks to a fellow Diaconate classmate, AI Scaduto (and his lovely wife, Linda), I was invited to experience MOP. I was overcome with emotion on the first day while…

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The Joy of Serving the Poor

By: Fr. Paul McCollum, Nevada, USA The heart of the Pope expands to include everyone,’’ said   Pope Francis in his homily at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, during his recent visit to the U.S. The former nightclub bouncer    and   slum    priest treats   every encounter whether   with saint   or  sinner,  as…

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Unconditional Love

By: Eduardo Guevara, Florida, USA My name is Eduardo Guevara and my wife, two children, my sister and her daughter had the blessing of visiting with  the Missionaries of the Poor and serving the poorest in  Kingston during the Advent  Season. I was introduced to MOP through my daughter, Marilyn,…

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Ask and it shall be Given to you

By: Jennifer Salinas, Atlanta, Georgia Since December of 2013, I had this outrageous dream: to attend my first mission trip to the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP). The more I talked about it to my friends and family, the more my desire grew. My parents knew that this was what…

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