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Closer

“God is closer to us than we are to ourselves, closer than our very breath.” —St. Augustine. As you may know, last year I suffered from walking pneumonia off and on for seven months. It was a difficult suffering and one I was glad to have over and done with (shows just how holy I am, haha). This year in the…

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The Role of Being Little

Last week we had the supreme honour of hosting a medical mission trip to Malaybalay City here in the Philippines. The group consisted of 15 students from Benedictine College in Kansas, and three nurses from Louisiana. It was an incredible week and we helped over 1000 people with medical needs, no matter how big or small. Every day I was…

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Suffering Flesh

“Christ has no body now but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on this world.” —St. Teresa of Avila “An evangelizing community…embraces human life, touching the suffering flesh of Christ in others.” —Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel Grace visited us the first week we got here to…

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The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor

It is easy to share stories of God’s provision to the people we serve in the mission field. Everyone can understand giving food, clothing, shelter, medicine, or education. How God heals hearts is far more difficult to explain and harder to understand. But I want to share with you this amazing story of how God moved in a mother’s heart.…