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Posted by Patty from Team MISSIO on Sep 25, 2018 12:04:54 PM

Did you know that this past July, some 3.6 million Americans quit their jobs? 

Have you ever quit a job? Maybe you’ve been “under-employed” during an economic slowdown or even forced to take on a second job just to help make ends meet. Perhaps you were fired or laid off at one point in your life.

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Topics: Slavery, Bonded Labor, Catholic Priests, Mission, Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Pakistan, brickmakers, Brickmakers of Pakistan, Enslaved by Debt, Debt Slavery, Kiln Workers

Easy Rider

Posted by Patty from Team MISSIO on May 7, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Father James Griffin was the pastor of St. Margaret of Cortona Parish in the Bronx, New York, during most of the eight years I attended the parish elementary school He was young, enthusiastic, kindhearted and a real joy to be around.  In fact, he was so beloved by his parishioners that upon his leaving for another assignment, they gave him a brand-new Oldsmobile!  I’ll never forget when I heard the news – I couldn’t believe the parish had raised enough money to buy our pastor a new car!

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Topics: St. Margaret of Cortona Riverdale, Bronx Irish Catholic, Motorcycle, 4x4, Ivory Coast, Saint Theresa's Parish, Bondoukou, Pickup Truck, Mission, Catholic Missions, Missio, Catholic Priests

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