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A Feast Day for Our Wholly Human Families

Editor’s note: Reflecting on the recent Feast of the Holy Family, missioner Mari Snyder shares the mission statement, written during FMS Formation, that grounds her call to serve. Her experiences serving at the Migrant Resource Center this year have only deepened her call to serve “wholly human” families that she meets on the Border. Early…

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Day 21: Pilgrimage

Editor’s Note: Overseas Lay Missioner Anna Metzger reflects on the meaning of “pilgrimage” and how it has been lived during this new transition of returning to mission in Cochabamba, Bolivia.              Many often think of a journey to a new place with a religious purpose when they think of a pilgrimage.  In one way, that…

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Day 13: Family

Editor’s note: Erin Brown, DCSC volunteer in ministry with the Father McKenna Center, discusses the Holy Family in all their extraordinary qualities and more-relatably ordinary ways.  As Catholics, Joseph and Mary and Jesus are the family we look up to. Although they are the extraordinary Holy Family, they were also just an ordinary family. In…

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Takeaway Wednesday: Jesus the Immigrant

Matthew: 2:13-15Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.” When he arose, he took the young…

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Franciscan Friday: 5 Questions about Marriage as Mission

Continuing our series Sacraments and Social Mission: Living the Gospel, Being Disciples, returned missioners Lorenz and Patty Sollmann write today about their faith’s relationship to the Sacrament of Marriage and their call to mission as a married couple.  Patty and Lorenz Sollmann were married in September 1989, and were the first married couple to enter FMS in…

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Encountering God in Godparents

On this Feast of the Holy Family, former domestic volunteer Christine Landau reflects on how she’s encountered God through her godparents.  This summer, I had the chance to visit my godparents, whom I hadn’t seen for about fifteen years. They have always watched over me – we send each other cards at Christmas, and they…

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