Uganda – Success Story: Ongoing formation for the members of a local religious congregation

The congregation of the Brothers of St. Martin de Porres was originally established in 1953 in what is now South Sudan. Here in Uganda, the members of this male religious congregation work in the parishes, teach in the schools, and help the poor and needy through a variety of charitable activities. As a home-grown African […]

Project of the Week—India

Success Story: A Moped for Pastoral Work Father Maria Raju Etcherla was ordained just three years ago. Now, he is in charge of the parish of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus in Rajam, located in the north of the state of Andhra Pradesh in central eastern India. He is responsible for ministering to its 11 […]

Project of the Week: Practical Help for Refugees in Burkina Faso

ACN Success Story: Radios, solar lamps and memory sticks with recorded lessons for 800 refugee families Life in northern and eastern Burkina Faso has been virtually paralyzed by terrorism and the resulting critical security situation. The threat of Islamist terrorism is on the increase, with jihadists wanting to establish an Islamic caliphate in the region. […]

Project of the Week – Support for Catechists in Ukraine

Support for a course in the biblical apostolate for catechists The most recent papal letter Antiquum Ministerium , in which Pope Francis establishes the  Ministry of Catechist, with its own liturgical responsibilities, was a source of great joy for ACN. Why?  Because ACN is already supporting the work of catechists in many countries all around the […]

Project of the Week – Transportation for the future priests of Brazil

A vehicle for the vocations apostolate and the seminarians of the diocese of Teixeira de Freitas-Caravelas The diocese of Teixera de Freitas-Caravelas is situated in the impoverished northeast of Brazil in the federal state of Bahia, a state which also happens to have the highest percentage of people of ethnic African origin in the country. […]

Project of the Week: Democratic Republic of Congo

Basic Support for Religious Sisters in Maluku Last year the Daughters of Mercy of the Third Order of Saint Francis celebrated the centenary of their foundation. The congregation was established in today’s Croatia in 1920, and eight years after its founding was incorporated into the Third Order of Saint Francis.  Today the Daughters of Mercy […]

Project of the Week: Mass Intentions for Nicaragua

Mass Offerings for the sustenance of five contemplative Albertine priests The monks of Saint Albert are a young, home-grown contemplative order of priests and religious in Nicaragua. Until recently there were no male contemplative religious orders in this Central American country. And the five men who have embraced this religious life in Estelí, in the […]

Albania: A Book on the Saints, for Youth Ministry

To see the saints as our friends and personal companions on our path to God – this is the idea behind the book Online with the Saints. Young readers are introduced to over 100 saints of every age and every nation – men and women, young and old, from many different backgrounds and various vocations […]

ACN Project of the Week: Help for the training of catechists in the Peruvian Andes

ACN Project of the Week in Peru Help for the training of catechists in in the Peruvian Andes by ACN Projects Department International Adapted by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada Published online May 26, 2020 In one of the poorest regions of Peru lies the territorial prelature of Chuquibambilla high in the Andes at an altitude […]