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A World Mission Rosary that begs for an end to violenceMaureen Crowley Heil

Fresh on the heels of the New Year's news that Auxiliary Bishop Moses Chikwe, of the Archdiocese of Owerri, Nigeria and his driver Robert Ndubuisi had been released by their kidnappers unharmed, came ...

A World Mission Rosary of New Year Blessings Maureen Crowley Heil

One of the privileges of this ministry is being a "companion on the journey" with many wonderful people. Over the holidays, we heard from every continent via text, email, or post. Although many of the ...

Proclaiming the Good News this Christmas in the Missions!Maureen Crowley Heil

It seems that barely a day goes by that we don't hear of another "trouble spot" in our world. Whether it's a new rash of attacks or an old conflict that rears its ugly head, people seem to be finding ...

Giving and Receiving this Christmas Maureen Crowley Heil

I was hungry and you gave me food... (Mt 25:35) Little Chann sits in his orphanage in Cambodia ready to receive his daily meal of rice and bits of fish from the missionary Sisters who care for him with ...

The World Comes to Boston for Mission Education DayMaureen Crowley Heil

On the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier, Patron of the Missions, The Missionary Childhood Association held our second Mission Education Day of the school year. In other years, these mission retreats are ...

Give the Gift of Hope to the Missions Maureen Crowley Heil

As Catholics, our faith tells us that Advent is a season of preparation. It's a time to begin anew, to ready ourselves for the presence of the Christ Child in our hearts. Our culture, however, pulls us ...

Traveling Missionary Roads, Building the ChurchMaureen Crowley Heil

Every day, the arrival of mail brings a new story to our attention. People serving in the missions around the world reach out to Boston hoping that our prayers and sacrifices will be able to help them ...

One Family in Mission: An Attitude of Gratitude Maureen Crowley Heil

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, our Mission Family gives thanks for many things. We know that we are blessed to serve the people of God both here in the Archdiocese of Boston and throughout the ...