ACN PROJECT OF THE WEEK – Help for the formation of seminarians of a new spiritual community in Brazil

Brazil Help for the formation of seminarians of a new spiritual community By ACN International Projects Department, Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web April 15, 2020   The Opus Mariae community (known in Brazil as Eis aí tua mãe – Obra de Maria) was founded in Brazil in 1990 and […]

ACN Project of the Week – Supporting training in the Amazon region of Brazil

Brazil Training of 27 seminarians in the Amazon region  Posted to the web February 6, 2020   Currently there are 27 young men from the diocese of Rio Branco in western Brazil training to serve God and their fellow men in the Catholic priesthood. The life that awaits them as priests will be a far […]

ACN Feature Story: The Bethlehem Mission, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil The Bethlehem Mission: Being family for those who have none. by Rodrigo Arantes, ACN Brazil Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web December 17, 2019   In the city of São Paulo there are over 25,000 homeless people. To borrow from a phrase used by the missionaries at the Bethlehem […]

ACN Project of the Week – A new parish church in Camela, Brazil

Brazil A new parish church amidst the sugarcane   The town of Camela has a population of around 30,000 souls, and lies in the midst of the vast sugarcane plantations of northeastern Brazil.   The life of the people here is marked by great poverty and grave social problems manifesting in widespread violence and drug […]

ACN Success Story – Mass Offerings for priests in Brazil

 Mass Offerings for 19 priests of the Shalom Community The Catholic Shalom Community was founded in 1982 in Brazil. Its members include young people, families, married couples and priests, who live in so-called “life communities“ and are dedicated to the work of evangelization and Christian instruction, mainly for young people. Central to the life of […]

Brazil – ACN Project of the week – Catechetical Material for Marginalized People

Brazil Catechetical materials for pastoral work The “Bethlehem Mission” (Missao Belem) is a lay spiritual community of people who devote themselves above all to caring for the homeless, the addicts, the lonely and all those facing a crisis or some other difficult situation. The members of the community, who describe themselves as “missionaries,” share their […]

ACN Project of the Week: Formation for young sisters in Brazil

Brazil Help for the formation of 50 young religious Sisters   It was only 30 years ago that the religious Institute the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matarà was founded in Argentina. Yet since then it has spread throughout the world, with 160 convents in 35 different countries on all five continents […]

Project of the Week – Amazon Region

  Brazil Training of  seminarians urgently needed in the Amazon region   The diocese of Rio Branco covers a vast area of over 104,000 km² in the west of Brazil. Large areas of the diocese lie in the rainforest; it is an impenetrable region, with vast distances and many places accessible only by riverboat. Of […]

ACN Project of the Week – Success Story in Brazil

Success Story in Brazil A boat for pastoral work in the Amazon region   In the north of Brazil, a Catholic community with the name “Mar a Dentro” (Out Into The Deep) runs a pastoral centre in the city of Belem. Prayer meetings and Eucharistic adoration are held here and young people are prepared for confirmation […]