Faith Bound

Little Angels; a light in the darkness

Posted by Staff Writer on Apr 13, 2017 4:37:54 PM

It’s another muggy predawn on the equator, as children young as six trudge miles down the dusty dirt roads from their local villages and mud huts to the Central Region Ugandan municipality of Nkokonjeru.

The children make this daily trek so they can attend one of the schools in town. Even discounting the trucks and mini-buses flying by in the pitch dark, it’s still a major challenge.

 A large number of children, orphaned by HIV/AIDS, are cared for by relatives, straining family budgets past the breaking point.

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Topics: Africa, faithbound, global relationships, local impact, Uganda-St. Anthony

Promises of the New Year

Posted by Madeleine Richey on Jan 20, 2017 9:10:00 AM

There is an animal here that cries late at night. A haunting sound I used to think was almost human. I lie in bed listening to all the sounds I have found nowhere else. They sound so wild, so unlike the quiet rush of passing traffic on the main road I can hear from my bedroom on summer nights at home.

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Little Angels; a light in the darkness

It’s another muggy predawn on the equator, as children young as six trudge miles down the dusty dirt roads from their local villages and mud huts to the Central Region Ugandan municipality of...Read more

Promises of the New Year

There is an animal here that cries late at night. A haunting sound I used to think was almost human. I lie in bed listening to all the sounds I have found nowhere else. They sound so wild, so unlike...Read more

Legacy of St. Francis Inspires Child Sponsorship Programs

Today is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit Assisi and see the sites where St. Francis of Assisi began the Franciscan order. While it was a joy...Read more

Living "Wonderfully Complicated" in Today's World

What does it mean for our lives to become wonderfully complicated in today’s world? We enjoy the good qualities of what we have been given. God wants us to appreciate our lives. Gratitude is a...Read more

God's Call to Action

We can see God’s call to action fulfilled when we consider the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi teaching youngsters in CARITAS’ Catholic child sponsorship programs in Uganda on a daily basis....Read more

Global Outreach

Why Africa?

Former missioner Madeleine Richey is returning to Nkokonjeru, Uganda, where she served for a semester in 2014. While there for ten days she is building a protected spring well with the help of her...Read more

DR Child Sponsorship Programs and Sister Josefina

I made the five-hour bus ride from Port au Prince to the Azua province in the Dominican Republic so I could meet Sister Josefina Acevedo Marmolejos and the girls in her care. Sister Josefina is a...Read more

Local Impact

What Followed When I Chose to Sponsor a Child

I would like to share with you some of the wonderful correspondence I’ve had with the little girl I sponsor who lives in Uganda. Her name is Noeline and we have been writing back and forth for the...Read more

Sponsoring a Child has a Positive Influence on Family

When Mark, Jenny and their children came up the stairs at St. Eugene Parish thirteen years ago, Jenny noticed a picture of Christine from Uganda. Christine became their sponsored child through...Read more

Faith Bound

Little Angels; a light in the darkness

It’s another muggy predawn on the equator, as children young as six trudge miles down the dusty dirt roads from their local villages and mud huts to the Central Region Ugandan municipality of...Read more

Promises of the New Year

There is an animal here that cries late at night. A haunting sound I used to think was almost human. I lie in bed listening to all the sounds I have found nowhere else. They sound so wild, so unlike...Read more