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St. Mary's in Ecuador: Tuesday

March 02, 2017 · No Comments

From bizarre anomalies in physics, to human beings living near the edge of survival... today was a day of extremes.

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St. Mary's in Ecuador: Sunday

February 28, 2017 · No Comments

Sunday, February 19, 2017, started with the sun shining and Mass with all of the “family” who live at the Center.

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St. Mary's in Ecuador: February 16

February 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Our group was completed with Denise's arrival at around 4AM. Her flight had some difficulties, but Sister Annie was there to give her a warm Guayaquil welcome and a safe ride to the hotel.

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St. Mary's in Ecuador: Saturday

February 21, 2017 · No Comments

Today we went to the market in Otavalo! It was a scenic three hour drive from where we are staying, and along the way we saw some amazing sights.

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Travelers on St Mary’s Parish ECUADOR IMMERSION TRIP 2-15-2017 TO 2-25-2017

February 09, 2017 · 2 Comments

Once a year in the spring and sometimes in the summer, pilgrims from St. Mary’s join with BVMs and associates to participate in an immersion trip to our missions in Ecuador. This effort is coordinated by the St. Mary’s Partners in Mission Core Team whose members include BVM associates Carol and Francis de Carvalho.

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Much has happened in the world of ending Human Trafficking since I blogged last year in January, 2016. Now it is once again Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Not a day goes by that there is not something in the news or a fresh resource is found or new federal legislation is passed.

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Catholic Schools Week 2017

January 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Catholic Schools: Communities of Knowledge, Faith and Service

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National Migration Week – January 2017

January 17, 2017 · No Comments

Pope Francis asks us to view our interactions with migrants as an engagement with Jesus, he calls us to create a culture of encounter.

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What Is Trafficking and What Can We Do?

January 11, 2017 · No Comments

January has once again been proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by President Obama. Also, at the end of December 2016, Pope Francis sent a letter to bishops about injustices regarding children including lack of education, malnutrition, sexual exploitation, and slave labor.

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Ecuador Immersion Trip Reflection

December 01, 2016 · No Comments

Our time in Ecuador was filled with memories that will last a lifetime. The four ministries that we visited gave us a sense of the needs that are being met by BVMs in partnership with the people of Quito and Guayaquil. We were even able to help with some of the hands-on tasks at the Working Boys Center.

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