“…we are facing a global health emergency that is like nothing we have seen in our lifetimes. But our hope is in the Lord and we know that he will give us his grace and mercy in our time of need.” -Archbishop José H. Gomez Archdiocese of Los Angeles President of US Conference of Catholic Bishops … Continue reading “Coronavirus”

True Examples of God’s Love

“God’s Providence is in all things, it’s always present.” — Saint Gianna Beretta Molla On this Mother’s Day, there does not seem to be a more fitting woman for our staff, board members, and Mission Doctors to look to than Saint Gianna Bereta Molla, the patron saint of mothers, physicians, and unborn children. According to … Continue reading “True Examples of God’s Love”

Not Covid, Malaria

It was becoming normal for me- a patient presenting with fever, muscle aches, headache, and fatigue.  “Let’s send them to the lab to get tested, and then I’ll see them in the clinic,” I said to the nurses several times per day.  I was learning more every day about this infection, which affected so many … Continue reading “Not Covid, Malaria”

Divine Mercy

This is Divine Mercy Sunday, yet God’s Mercy may seem intangible to us. How it is that His Mercy for us need only be requested? Saint Faustina Kowalska recorded Christ’s apparitions to her and noted that “God’s loving mercy” towards all people was especially for sinners.” The two main themes of the devotion are to … Continue reading “Divine Mercy”

We are Easter People

“We are Easter People and Alleluia is our Song!” Saint John Paul II, Address in Harlem, New York (1979). Happy Easter! “You know what has happened all over Judea…” Hearing Peter recall the events, his unmistakable enthusiasm, his desire to be sure the hearer knows what has happened AND what this means! “He commissioned us … Continue reading “We are Easter People”

Beginnings and Ends

GN. 1: 1-22; GN. 22: 1-18; EX. 14: 15-15:1; IS. 54: 5-14; IS. 55: 1-11; BAR. 3:9-15, 32-4:4; EZ. 36: 16-17A. 18-28; ROM. 6:3-11; MARK 16:1-17. Easter is here- the end of our long journey so now you can have that glass of wine or chocolate or soda pop :). For the entire Lent, the … Continue reading “Beginnings and Ends”

The Love of Christ

ISA. 52: 13-53:12; HEB. 4:14-16; 5:7-9; JOHN 18:1-19:42. Lent began with Ash Wednesday, initiating this period of reflection, fasting, and alms-giving. During the liturgy on Ash Wednesday, we receive ashes with a reminder that our life is fleeting and we need to convert to the Gospel. We are given an abstract reminder that we all … Continue reading “The Love of Christ”


READINGS: Exodus 12: 1-8; I Cor. 11: 23-26; John 13: 1-15 Have you ever wondered what keeps a people united? Why allows the people in France, or the United Kingdom, or the United States to live peacefully together and see themselves as bonded to neighbors and those living in the same country? Scholars offer many … Continue reading “United”

World Water Day

I must turn on the tap on my kitchen sink, dozens of times a day. To wash dishes, for cooking, to fill up my dogs’ water bowls, to fill up our water filter for my little family of four. I access safe, affordable drinking water over and over again throughout the day, without a second … Continue reading “World Water Day”


Readings: Jer. 31:31-34; Heb. 5:7-9; John 12: 20-33 A few years ago a public opinion survey of teenagers asked what they wanted to be in the future and the answer, perhaps understandable but also shocking, was to be famous. Not just young people but many of us today would love to be famous, to be … Continue reading “Glory”