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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 – Lebanon 5,000 Bibles for the youth apostolate in the Archdiocese of Zahleh

ACN Project of the Week – Lebanon 5,000 Bibles for the youth apostolate in the Archdiocese of Zahleh More and more Christians are leaving the Middle-East. This Exodus is not only affecting Syria and Iraq, but Lebanon as well. In the quite recent past, this was the only country in the Middle East with a […]

Project of the Week – Bicycles for Indian catechists!

India Success Story 275 bicycles for cathechists! In the diocese of Eluru, with its 1,150-plus Catholic villages, the lay catechists play a crucial role, as it is simply impossible for the priests to be everywhere at once. It falls to the catechists, much of the time, to prepare people for the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and […]

ACN Project of the Week – in Ecuador

Ecuador Help to renovate the convent of the Poor Clares   The town of San Miguel is situated in central western Ecuador, in the province of Bolívar, the name translates into Saint Michael (the Archangel). Since 1902 the town of San Miguel has had a Marian shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, including a […]

ACN PROJECT OF THE WEEK – INDIA

India A pastoral program to mark the Holy Year of Mercy While still a young seminarian, Bishop Salvadore Lobo of Baruipur gained deep sympathy for the poor and disabled after meeting Mother Teresa. This meeting would then prompt him to volunteer in her Kaligat House of the Dying in Calcutta, where he tended to the dying. […]

Project of the Week – Ukraine

Ukraine The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará need an extension on their house!   The religious congregation of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará – or Servidoras for short – was founded in Argentina in 1989. It now has more than 1,000 Sisters, working in more than […]

FEATURE STORY – Niger: “They set fire to our churches, but our hearts are still ablaze out of love for them.”

Niger “They set fire to our churches, but our hearts are still ablaze out of love for them.” The violent outbursts against Christians in Niger are incomprehensible to Bishop Ambroise Ouédraogo – and yet he still wants to work together with the Muslims  Six months after the riots against Christians in Niger, the fear of […]