The Ultimate Sacrifice

Posted by Holly Benner on Feb 28, 2022 1:19:23 PM

I love Ash Wednesday: the symbolism of receiving a cross of ashes on my forehead; the start of Lent, 40 days for prayer and sacrifice, demonstrating our gratitude for Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Every year these reminders help me to not take Jesus’ love for granted and to grow a bit more in my faith.

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Topics: Catholic Missions, help the Pope's missions, prayer, sacrifice, Lent, Africa, Sisters, Nuns, food, Ash Wednesday, MCA, Missionary Childhood Association

Planting the Seeds for Success

Posted by Holly Benner on Jan 26, 2022 1:03:05 PM

One of my most cherished memories from my mission trips was working with orphaned children cared for by local Sisters. Many of these efforts in the Missions ~ like the orphanages I spent time in ~ are supported by donations from children here in the United States through the Missionary Childhood Association.  The Sisters there provided children with all their basic needs, as well as a place they could call home. Many of these children did not just suffer from being parentless, they often suffered from malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, and infections from contaminated local drinking water.

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Topics: Catholic Missions, help the Pope's missions, Africa, Sisters, orphans, orphanages, Nuns

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