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A Simple Smile Can Make a Big Difference

Posted by Br. Jony Gregory, C.S.C. on | Mission Edition

Last year, I took two summer courses at the University of Notre Dame under ACE, ENL (English as New Language). At the ACE closing celebration night, I overheard three of my classmates talking about their upcoming two-year teaching plans at St. George’s College in Santiago, Chile. St...

Dividends Beyond Measure

Posted by MaryAnne Cappelleri, MA on | Mission Edition

Transformation. Learning about the mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross has transformed my life. Blessed Moreau’s vision of unity for his institutions and orders transitions well into my current work at Stonehill College. As a lay collaborator in the work of the mission, I see it as...

Entry Eight: Headed Home

Posted by Liz Hayden on | Mission Edition

As the engines roared and the plane rose above the mountains of Peru, I looked down upon Lima a final time before we climbed through the clouds. Who knows when our journeys start, where they end, and what we will learn upon the way. Our lives are a mystery before us. At times, we may think we...

Entry Seven: The Pavilion

Posted by Liz Hayden on | Mission Edition

The Dedication of the Father David E. Farrell, C.S.C., Pavilion was the event of the day. As we boarded the van for our trek across Lima to Canto Grande, the excitement continued to build. On Thursday, during our visit to the Fe Y Alegría School, we had a sneak preview of the brand new...

Entry Six: Something From Nothing

Posted by Liz Hayden on | Mission Edition

Again, we picked up our guide, Fr. David. Our first stops were to chapels. In this District, chapels evolve over time beginning with what is attainable from straw mats or sheets of corrugated plastic or tin to enduring houses of worship. While it was impressive to see the transition of...

Entry Five, Part Two: Canto Grande

Posted by Liz Hayden on | Mission Edition

In Lima, we were staying in Miraflores, an upscale tourist district along the coast. More than ten million people, about one-third Peruvian population live in the metropolitan Lima. Canto Grande is located in the district of San Juan Lurigancho, which is the most populated district in Peru, with...

Entry Five: Belonging

Posted by Liz Hayden on | Mission Edition

At last a morning to sleep in until 6 a.m.!  Our day today was to consist of traveling back to Lima and then visiting Canto Grande. The entourage at this point was made up of the Farrell family, six members, and Farrell friends, consisting of four members. We departed after a leisurely...

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