Comboni Missionaries Ireland

Brazil: Human trafficking – “A Cry for Life”

Comboni Missionary Sister Caterina Ingelido has lived in Brazil for twenty-one years, the last three in Porto Velho. She works in pastoral formation and mission awareness and coordinates “A Cry for Life,” a network committed to preventing human trafficking. For the last three years — out of twenty-one working in Brazil — I have been …

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Mexico: Missionary Dimension – taking Off Your Sandals

The diocese of Ciudad Guzmán in the Mexican state of Jalisco has recently celebrated 50 years of its existence. Father Juan Manuel Hurtado López, a Mexican theologian, who spent 17 years in the diocese accompanying the indigenous communities of Tseltal, Tsotsil and Mestizo in southeastern Mexico at the Church of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, …

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Frontier’s Story: In the Shade of the Mango Trees

For thirty years, Yeyo wandered from plantation to plantation in southern Mexico. Undocumented, humiliated, and oppressed, he decides with his brothers to return home. Yeyo grew up looking at the deep scars on his father’s back from carrying bunches of bananas during the hellish tropical days in Chiapas and his mother’s arms scorched from making …

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