Slavery. We shudder at the word. Unfortunately, many forms of slavery are still devastating parts of our world today. 125 years ago, our founder, Cardinal Charles Lavigerie, conducted an anti-slavery campaign in several European capitals denouncing the practice in Africa and worldwide. His strong message earned him praise as "the apostle of the salves of all Africa." Recently, this anniversary has been the occasion for our missionaries in Eijsu, Ghana, to launch an aggressive educational campaign to fight the modern forms of slavery that still take place - especially among the youth.
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No matter where you live, it seems that this past winter was an extremely rough one. Many of the regions across the country experienced record low temperatures. In addition to the bitter cold, winds howled and incredible amounts of snow fell. If you are like me, you couldn’t wait until the first day of spring. Yet, throughout the month of March and even well into April, it seemed like spring would never come. Even in late April, nearly 15 inches of snow fell in some places. The gloom of winter just didn’t seem to want to let up! But when I read the above passage from the Old Testament book of Isaiah, everything seemed to change.
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If your child asks for bread--will you give them a stone?
When our Lord Jesus spoke these words, He was offering His followers a message of hope . . . telling them that God the Father will care for them as we human beings care for our own children. Now -- as I write this letter to you -- I am hoping we will care for our children as well as God intended us to. Please read on and I will try to explain.
A few days ago, I received a letter from Fr. Bill Moroney -- one of our Missionary of Africa priests now working in Nairobi, Kenya, in East Africa. . . Read More>>
MOA helps drill water wells in Tanzania
Water can be gathered, or as some would say ‘harvested’, from below by digging or drilling boreholes to pump it up. It can also be harvested from above in those places where the groundwater would be too deep or maybe hardly existing.
Mbeya, in the East African country Tanzania is one of the many places where one often collects it from above, by harvesting the rains of the rainy seasons. Read More>>
In Khartoum, MOA Helps Rebuild School
"Dear Father John,
I come to you with the gratitude of the people in St. Stephen Parish for your constant support in our time of need.
In August, after the accidental death of Dr. John Garang, Vice President of the Sudan, sad incidents happened, leading to killings and destruction. Our school in Shigla was burnt ..." Read More>>
AFRICA, A Natural Treasure
Africa is a land of incredible beauty, natural treasure
and unparalleled discovery! Its people - of nearly 60
nations throughout the Continent - are among some of
the most diverse cultures and societies in all the world!
But in the midst of this land of rich heritage and facsinating
beauty - the lives of African people are being torn
apart by war, poverty, hunger, disease and oftentimes
despair . . .
Our Mission: Preach, Teach, Heal and Build
For more than 130 years, the Missionaries
of Africa - a Catholic society of religious men
- have been reaching out to men, women and children
throughout Africa to preach,
Your support will
help our missionaries continue their life saving work
among those suffering from the tragedy that has gripped
the people of this vast continent!
We invite you to learn more about
our mission, our immense and ever-growing accomplishments,
and the tragic challenges that torment the peoples of
this great continent.