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Greetings Fellow Evangelizers/Missioners, On the occasion of the annual World Mission Day, Pope Francis reminds us that this day “gathers us around the person of Jesus, ‘The very first and greatest evangelizer’ who continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the

On July 16, 2017, three Archdiocese of Cincinnati employees embarked on a mission trip to India. Mike Gable Director of the Mission Office, Tony Stieritz Director of Social Action, and Sister Eileen Connelly Managing Editor of The Catholic Telegraph flew to Chennai India. This is part II of their journey.

On July 16, 2017, three Archdiocese of Cincinnati employees embarked on a mission trip to India. Mike Gable Director of the Mission Office, Tony Stieritz Director of Social Action, and Sister Eileen Connelly Managing Editor of The Catholic Telegraph flew to Chennai India. Chennai  the capital of the Indian state

Sister Swarna Latha Vennabusa is a member of the Sisters of Christ the Light, Christu Jyothi, from southern India. “By birth I am not a Christian, but I became one when my whole family converted from Hinduism, thanks to the remarkable kindness of a Catholic priest,” said Sister Swarna. “My

Father Charles Rajan is an Indian member of the Carmelite religious order, ordained in 2008. He has come to our archdiocese to make mission appeals on behalf of the Diocese of Kumbakonam, located in southeast India. In their diocese, Catholics form 4.66% of the entire population, while Muslims form 4.24%

Father Muwonge is from the Diocese of Byumba, located in Rwanda, in south central Africa. Ordained in 1989, Father Muwonge has served both in Rwanda and the United States. A long-brewing civil conflict led to a 100-day massacre 23 years ago in Rwanda. The horrific genocidal hostilities between the local

Father Kaigoma represents the Diocese of Geita, Tanzania, located in southeast Africa. He explains that their mission is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all through profound evangelization. In turn, they inspire and empower their communities to labor for socio-economic development, healthcare services, good education, and for the

Juan Gomez is a Maryknoll Lay Missioner (MLM) from Colombia. MLM is a Catholic organization inspired by the mission of Jesus to live and work with poor communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas, responding to basic needs and helping to create a more just and compassionate world. It sends and

The Deardorffs are Cincinnati natives. Philip Deardorff is a retired public school superintendent, and Connie Deardoff currently teaches at Oldenburg Academy. As long-time associates of the Franciscan community, they give mission appeals on behalf of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Ind. “I came to understand my role in life

By Walt Schaefer Missionaries, the Cincinnati Reds, the Venezuelan Air Force. A number of improbable things came together in 1990 to create Davey Concepción Field in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. • Cincinnatian Mike Gable, his wife, Kathy, and their four young sons had been assigned to serve as lay Maryknoll missioners in