Success in Rwanda

I began my missionary work in Africa 27 years ago. The first 13 years in Uganda and the last 14 years in Kivumu, Rwanda. I worked in Rushooka, Uganda with Fr. Teofil Czarniak. I remember [...]

The Making of a Franciscan Missionary Part 3: Educating in Africa

In developed countries, education is a fundamental path to prosperity. Children are required to attend primary and secondary school. In the United States many children attend public or private schools or some are home schooled. [...]

The Making of a Franciscan Missionary – Part 2

Malaria and Me Living in developed countries, such as the United States, we don’t have exposure to tropical diseases like malaria. As a missionary, you must take it under consideration because you cannot totally avoid [...]

A Day Off in Yangon, Myanmar

After teaching all week, I relaxed on the weekend by visiting locations around the area. A few of us friars had planned an outing to visit a wildlife sanctuary in Moeyingyi, about four hours north [...]

Build It and They Will Come

I recently returned to Thailand from my month of teaching in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma). We were blessed to have students of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, including Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and Christians. All of [...]

Teaching in Thailand

I have been ministering in Thailand since 2012; the friars have only a very small presence here and we come from 6 countries. Most of my time at present, as in the past several years, [...]

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