Bucket Brigade

“Some people do the accounting, some people donate, but we are all part of the bucket brigade – all doing the work together.” When speaking about his service, this is what our honoree, Dr. Peter Meade said. Like many Mission Doctors, Dr. Meade knew he wanted to be a Mission Doctor in medical school, where … Continue reading “Bucket Brigade”

Beloved Community

Today, Martin Luther King, Jr. day we are reminded of the struggle of the civil rights movement and the courage of Dr. King and so many others. However, unfortunately, as Archbishop Gomez stated so clearly “We have come a long way in our country, but we have not come nearly far enough. Too many hearts … Continue reading “Beloved Community”

A Day of Remembrance

January 14, 2023, is the 59th anniversary of the passing of the founder of Mission Doctors and Lay Mission-Helpers Associations, Msgr. Anthony Brouwers. This day gives us the opportunity to not only recognize Msgr. Brouwers but also his entire life and the legacies he has left behind. This day of remembrance gives us pause to … Continue reading “A Day of Remembrance”

Celebrating God’s Love

READINGS: ISA. 7:10-14; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24. Only one week before Christmas and the tension, excitement is everywhere, at least among Christians. But what is it all about? Sometimes in the frantic rush to purchase gifts, prepare holiday meals and dash off Christmas letters it is easy to get overwhelmed and forget what we are … Continue reading “Celebrating God’s Love”

A New Partner Mission

Last month, myself and veteran doctors Robyn and Brian Jennings along with their 3 children took a trip out to a new site in Mexico, in the state of Chiapas, to survey a Catholic hospital serving local indigenous populations in Mexico. We were warmly received by Sor. Jose, one of the sisters who has worked … Continue reading “A New Partner Mission”

Patience and Joy

READINGS:  Isa. 35: 1-6a.10; James 5: 7-10; Matthew 1:2-11 Patience and joy are two themes stressed in today’s readings and, for many, this may seem like a very unlikely combination. What does patience have to do with joy? And, perhaps more to the point, why should we be patient as there are just so many days … Continue reading “Patience and Joy”

Let me tell you a story

Today is the Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  So what does this have to do with Mission Doctor’s Association?  A lot, actually.  Let me tell you a brief story, if I may, a story over 2000 years in the making. The Immaculate Conception, the long-held belief that the Blessed Virgin … Continue reading “Let me tell you a story”

Men for Others

Saint Francis Xavier was born April 7, 1506 into a prosperous noble family. He lived in a castle, later passed on to the Jesuits. He planned a life of worldly pursuits, not the usual resume of your typical missionary, yet he is considered one of the greatest missionaries since Saint Paul.  After initially resisting efforts … Continue reading “Men for Others”

Pray Together on World AIDS Day

“Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS-related illnesses, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.” 1 The numbers reported today, on World AIDS Day are truly staggering. While … Continue reading “Pray Together on World AIDS Day”