Jamaica

Last updated March 8, 2021

Update:

Our missioners are currently serving at various ministry sites due to quarantine regulations, and continue to share blogs and practice community building with one another. Missioner Hannah Hagarty has returned to teaching in Jamaica after quarantining at home with her family. Missioner Megan Hamilton continues her AA ministry while also serving the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. 

“Though movement is restricted, I feel a sense of freedom. After all, my being here started with freedom of choice. Unlike many volunteer programs that, due to a variety of factors, made blanket decisions to bring overseas volunteers back to the United States, the organization with which I’m affiliated is small and its staff was able to continue supporting volunteers whether they remained overseas or returned home.” –Article based on the experiences of Megan Hamilton (FMS missioner serving in Jamaica)

We’re grateful Hannah could return to Jamaica after spending some time in lock-down back in the U.S. Enjoy some footage from her time back at home: 

Recent Blogs

from our missioners in Jamaica:

 

Looking Forward

Editor’s Note: Lay Missioner Hannah Hagarty shares her discernment of “What comes next?” following the end of her service with FMS. In her final blog, Hannah candidly opens up about her approaches in trusting God […]

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Auntie Hannah & Jamaica Day

Editor’s Note: Lay Missioner Hannah Hagarty describes her shifted role within her Jamaican school community. Through this new “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” class, she’s been able to appreciate those around her and dig even deeper […]

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Constantly Immaculate: From Luxury Hotel to Franciscan Home Base

Editor’s Note: Lay Missioner Megan Hamilton delves into the history and Franciscan connections of her daily home-base within the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany convent in Kingston, Jamaica. Megan would like to thank her friend Adrianna […]

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Day 20: Humility

Editor’s Note: Second-year missioner Megan Hamilton writes from the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany convent in Kingston, Jamaica. One of her current ministries–with elderly sisters–becomes a springboard for looking back at a life-changing process of embracing […]

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Day 19: Accompaniment

Editor’s Note: Missioner Hannah Hagarty, serving in Kingston, Jamaica, reflects on the the various meanings of “accompaniment” and how her own understanding of the word has grown during her time in mission. Accompaniment is the […]

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