The Poor Widow’s Mite

Posted by Holly Benner on Feb 24, 2021 12:27:13 PM

In the past few weeks, I have received numerous phone calls from a priest friend in Philadelphia, Monsignor Vincent Walsh, who has been very supportive of the work I have done in Africa throughout the years. His spiritual support remains a big part of my life. During our recent phone calls, he’s asked me many questions about my conversion and my calling to missionary work. His current goal is to publish a book about my mission adventures. As I was sharing with him, one particular story came to my mind. It was a time that I felt like I was personally witnessing the “poor widow’s mite” (Mark 12:41-44) from the Gospel.

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Topics: Catholic Missions, Lent, widow's mite, Africa, mission journey

The Word This Lent...

Posted by Holly Benner on Mar 11, 2020 5:32:01 PM

“And how can people preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring (the) good news!’” (Romans 10:15).

Missionaries from around the world have many stories to tell – joyful events, as well as sad, even fearful times. Here’s a story from my missionary service that happened one Holy Thursday that reminds us of the power of words – and the Word.

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Topics: Catholic Missions, mission visit, missionaries, Lent, Nigeria

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