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Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education by John Eybel Clinical Pastoral Education at Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania, is my ministry. Students from throughout East Africa (mostly from Tanzania) are brought together for pastoral ministry in the hospital and the fruits of reflection on that ministry to persons in crisis. An example of this ministry and reflection follows, an example of which I am particularly proud. Sister Peninnah Kaimukilwa is a Lutheran religious sister participating in CPE. She is also a nurse midwife and AIDS counselor at Ndolage Hospital in Tanzania. Her first verbatim report of a patient interview concerned a 34 year old woman suffering from vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF), an embarassing condition in which a woman leaks her...

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Kowak Girl’s Secondary School

Kowak Girl's Secondary School by James Conard Kowak Girl's Secondary School is an all girls boarding school located at the parish of Kowak. Kowak is a rural parish with the Town of Musoma 50 miles to the south. Musoma is a port on Lake Victoria. Bishop Justin Samba Bishop of Musoma Tanzania resides in Musoma To the north and east of Kowak is the small town of Tarime 25 miles away and where we have our Post Office. Tarime is 10 miles from the Kenya border. Kowak has no telephone but we hope to have one by the end of the year The progress on telephone service has been very slow. I have applied many times since 1980. At present...

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Responsible for New Life

Responsible for New Life by Mark Gruenke, M.M.; From the pages of Maryknoll Magazine Feb 15, 2008  Maryknoll Brother explains how African youth connect rights with responsibilities. The young people I work with in southern Africa make the words of St. Paul come alive for me, "Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe" (I Timothy 4:12). Not long after I arrived at Nyangana Mission in the northern part of Namibia, where I serve with Maryknoll Brother Loren Beaudry, the youth approached me to teach them to use the computer. Local schools barely have enough books, much less computers. Though these young people...

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Saint Charles Lwanga Seminary

Saint Charles Lwanga Seminary by Richard Albertine Maryknoll has always been involved in the development of a local clergy. It is especially acute here in Southern Africa where the sin of Apartheid reigned. There are fewer than five diocesan priests in Namibia and this is the first Major Seminary for diocesan priests in the country. How could Maryknoll not be involved! Also, as Chaplain for University Students we have the opportunity to prepare for a different kind of future, one truly liberated from the oppressive sins of the past of racism, etc. It is an honor to be here. Fr. Albertine celebrates Mass with the University of Namibia Catholic Students Association [catlist categorypage="yes"]

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Montessori Teachers’ Training College

Montessori Teachers' Training College by Robert Vujs All my life I heard about the need to support families. I realized that pre-primary school children were being neglected. So it was time to take action by starting a training program for teachers who would guide these precious little ones. The Montessori method was selected. A teachers' training college was constructed. Eight tutors were trained. From those beginnings, this program of 26 years has produced 1200 teachers who touch 16,000 children in Kenya alone. The program is self-supporting and self-propagating. It is on its own. In my books this is mission at its best. It is life giving. It is indigenous and self perpetuating. I only had to give the staff the...

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Cairo’s Coptic Catholic Seminary

Cairo's Coptic Catholic Seminary by Douglas May When I returned to Egypt in the beginning of 1999, I decided to live and work where my previous experience told me I could be most effective in supporting the local church and promoting some of my own goals for returning to the Middle East. The Coptic Catholic Seminary has been the sole location for the formation and education of Egypt's future Coptic Catholic priests for a century. Even though I could go into a village and work with a local pastor in one location, I would always be restricted by my language skills, my being "western" and my being under the local pastor. I could maybe effect some small change by my...

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A Popular History of Maryknoll’s Development Work in Africa

Maryknoll and Development by Herbert Gappa This chapter gives just one example of the many efforts that have been made by Maryknollers to improve the material well being of the Tanzanians with whom we have worked. It is the story of the agricultural programs of the Diocese of Shinyanga from 1965 to 1974. There have been approximately Shs. 3,830,000/- put toward four successive Agricultural and Livestock programs in the Shinyanga Diocese in those ten years. There have also been endless hours of work by both Europeans and Tanzanian employees and cooperators. There have been the shared joys of astonishing yields and beautiful livestock as well as the shared pain of hail, drought, and the loss of animals. There have been...

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John Lange’s Water Projects

Maryknoll Water Projects in Kenya Maryknoll Water Projects in Kenya by John Lange We have been stymied on our dam building plans in the Sagana Maganjo Water project. Sorry about that for those who contributed to this project. We were allotted a valley in the Mt. Kenya Forest Reserve by the local government water authorities because people were complaining that our irrigation scheme was draining the Sagana River. Our irrigation project there serves 170 small farms and the Sagana River is fed from the snow on top of Mt. Kenya which is decreasing. For over a year we have been delayed permission by the Ministry of Forests. Our people think that a politician from the Sagana area is the one behind this blockage. I...

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Herbert Gappa’s Trees and Water

Buildings, Trees, Water "Faith without good works is dead." These words of St. Paul have often inspired Maryknollers to work for integral human development in Africa. Improving the quality of human life is indicative of our belief in the holiness of human life and in God's command to use our God-given talents to make this world a better place. Missioners are therefore concerned with improved housing, clean water, reforestation, ecology, and transportation. To see what some modern-day missionaries are doing, visit the links below.[catlist categorypage="yes"]

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Visit the Library of Mission Documents

Missionary Documents Online Missionary Documents Online by Joseph Healey These documents are provided for those interested in reading more in depth about the Church's missionary work, especially in Africa.   Click on the following link to connect with The African Bishops' Preparatory Working Document of the 2009 Second African Synod. Instrumentum Laboris Read articles by Joe Healey: Tip: Just Click to open a document Small Christian Communities (SCCs) and the New Way of Being Maryknoll in Africa What does the upcoming African Synod Working Document say about Small Christian Communities (SCCs) Now It Is Your Turn: African Missionaries Go to the Ends of the Earth Inculturating the Feast of Pentecost in Africa A Collection of African Prayers Praxis is Prior...

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