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Loren Beaudry-Biography

I was raised on a dairy farm in Albertville, Minnesota. In 1973, I graduated from Elk River high school. Prior to joining Maryknoll, I did various kinds of construction work, e.g., building and roofing houses and making cement tees for parking ramps. I was also an employee of Hoffman  Engineering Company in Anoka, Minnesota, where I worked as a spot welder. I am now a Maryknoll Brother. My years with Maryknoll have been both rewarding and challenging. I have had the privilege of learning another language and the experience of living and working in different parts of Africa. In 1995, I went to Mombasa, Kenya to start a program for street children, which is now called "The Grandsons of Abraham."...

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James Eble-Biography

Fr. Jim was born Dec. 17, 1952 at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He is a son of an Air Force career man and a Filipina mother. After going to many different primary and high schools in keeping of the life of a military dependant, Father graduated high school in 1971. After high school Father Jim spent many years working in factories and a shipyard. He worked as a laborer sand blaster for four years in the shipyard at which time he started going to community college at night, finally quitting the shipyard in 1979 so he could finish his college degree in Social Work which he received in 1981. Father entered Maryknoll in 1982 and first...

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Edward Hayes-Biography

Father Edward Hayes was born on November 13, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, son of Patrick and Gertrude Tate Hayes. He graduated from Blessed Sacrament Grammar School in Cambridge in 1946 and attended one year of Sacred Heart Central High School in Cambridge, before entering Maryknoll's Brookline Junior Seminary in September 1947. Father Hayes was ordained June 13, 1959 at Maryknoll, New York. After ordination, Father Hayes was assigned to Maryknoll's Mission in Tanzania where he served for almost thirty-one years. Father Hayes was deeply involved with the African people in various pastoral ways. He worked to Christianize the central rituals of the Wakuria, to incorporate their passage to elderhood into a Christian feast. As some of these elders were baptized,...

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Ramon McCabe-Biography

Father Ramon J. McCabe, the sixth child in a large family, was born in Madelia, Minnesota on September 15, 1928, son of Osmond and Mary McCabe. His father and five of his brothers served in the military during three major U.S. wars. Father McCabe attended Mater Dolorosa grade school and Madelia High School and upon graduation entered Maryknoll in September 1946. Because of the post-war vocation boom, Father McCabe and eight other Maryknoll Seminarians were sent to Crosier Seminary in Onamia, Minnesota. The following nine years were spent in the various Maryknoll seminaries in New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts and New York. He was ordained on June 9, 1956 at Maryknoll, New York. In those years one was not given a...

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Michael Bassano-Biography

Mike comes to the African Region of Maryknoll after serving with Maryknoll in Chile and Thailand. Born in Binghamton, New York, he was ordained for the Diocese of Syracuse in 1975. He became a Maryknoll associate in 1987 and was assigned to the Society's Chile region for 10 years, where he ministered to the families of detained and disappeared peoples in the southern district of Santiago. Fr.Mike took his final oath to Maryknoll in 1998 and was assigned to Bangkok, Thailand, working with HIV/AIDS patients, as well as abused and orphaned children in the slums of Khlong Toey. A drama enthusiast since his high school days, Bassano has memorized the Gospel of Matthew, and with his guitar has performed in the streets...

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Kenneth Sullivan-Biography

Kenneth Joseph Sullivan was born in New York City, on December 13, 1926, near the present location of the United Nations Building. He was the only child of Eugene and Veronica Walsh Sullivan. After a year, the first of many moves occurred in Father Sullivan's life, for he and his family moved to the South Bronx where he started school. Then, there was another move to Queens, New York, where he entered the School of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Astoria, from which he graduated in 1943. He then attended La Salle Academy, a high school run by the La Salle Brothers of Christian Instruction. It was here that he first considered and became interested in becoming a priest....

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James Conard-Biography

Father James Conard was born on November 27, 1929 in Green Bay Wisconsin, son of Clifford and Estella Van Den Wymelenberg Conard. After finishing grade school at St. John the Evangelist Parish, he studied at Central Catholic High School and upon graduation, he entered Maryknoll at Lakewood, New Jersey in September 1947. After ordination on June 9, 1956, he was assigned to work in the Musoma Prefecture in what was then called Tanganyika Territory. His first seventeen years were spent at Iramba Parish on the edge of the Serengeti Plains working with the Bangoreme people. In Ngoreme he built the first Standard Seven Primary School in 1964. He also built a dispensary, chapels and a new church at Iramba in...

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John Waldrep-Biography

I worked in the Mission Education and Promotion Department out of the Los Angeles house for the last seven years. Before that I was in the Dar area (Kibaha, Pugu and Mtoni) for 11 years. I'm very grateful to the Society for allowing me the time to be near my mom until she passed away last year, and I'm just as grateful to the Africa Region for welcoming me back. In fact, during my entire time in the U.S., I still felt "connected" to the region. I'm excited to be beginning a new ministry in Dar, most likely in the Kariakoo area where I've felt for some time that the Church should have more of a presence. There is a...

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Michael Snyder-Biography

Michael James Snyder was born on October 11, 1950 in Rutherford, New Jersey, son of Francis and Rose Snyder.  He has one brother and three sisters.  He attended St. Mary’s grammar and high schools before graduating from De Paul Diocesan High School, Wayne, New Jersey in 1968. He entered Maryknoll at Glen Ellyn in August 1968. When Glen Ellyn closed in June 1971, Mike transferred to Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he received a B.A. in Sociology in May 1972. He earned an M.A. in Theology from Maryknoll School of Theology, New York in January 1979. As a seminarian, Michael completed his Overseas Training Program in Tanzania where, after studying Swahili in Musoma, he went to live and work...

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Francis TenHoopen-Biography

Francis Joseph TenHoopen was born in Zeelan, Michigan on January 25, 1952, son of William and Helen Eggleston TenHoopen. He grew up with six brothers and three sisters. He attended St. Mary’s Grade School, and St. Peter and Paul High School Seminary (PIME) in Newark, Ohio. Continuing in his formation with PIME (Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions), he attended Maryglade College Seminary at the University of Detroit where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies in 1975. He entered Maryknoll at Hingham, Massachusetts in September 1977, and took his First Oath to the Maryknoll Society on May 27, 1978. Brother Frank did his OTP in Kenya from August 1979 through May 1981, working with the SOS Children’s...

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