My Favorite Holiday

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It always has been. Not because of the meal that I’ve been preparing since I was 18 years old! (Although I am partial to dressing and rutabagas!) But because we can be together with those we love, share history and stories, laugh and even sometimes cry over memories. What a … Continue reading “My Favorite Holiday”


Jim and Terry Hake, our Mission Doctor dynamic duo, just returned home from a short-term trip to St. Martin de Porres Mission Hospital in rural Cameroon, West Africa. They are one of our Communication Director’s favorites because they always share the beautiful stories that make us all feel closer to the patients served at St. … Continue reading “Annette”

New Beatitudes

The Pope said today, as Christian saints have done throughout the ages, Christ’s followers are called “to confront the troubles and anxieties of our age with the spirit and love of Jesus.” New situations require new energy and a new commitment, he said, and then he offered a new list of beatitudes for modern Christians: … Continue reading “New Beatitudes”

Jesus the Missionary

Jesus was a missionary. As the Word of God, he is the light of all nations. As the Word made flesh, he brought God’s own life into our midst. Before returning to the Father, he sent the Church to continue the mission given him by the Father and empowered her with his Spirit: “As the … Continue reading “Jesus the Missionary”

Jubilee for Workers of Mercy

Mercy does not just mean being a good person… It is the measure of our authenticity as disciples of Jesus. -Pope Francis For the many times we strive to follow Christ’s invitation to live for others and not just ourselves we are “Workers of Mercy” “Do we visit the prisoner, the sick, help people understand … Continue reading “Jubilee for Workers of Mercy”

I love my job

Before breakfast today I was on Facebook messenger with Dr. Martha Coda in Cameroon. With my coffee I went back and forth on messenger with Molly Druffner, in Tanzania with her husband Dr. Mark Druffner and their family. Even before I got on the freeway I had emails back and forth from Dr. Marc Tunzi … Continue reading “I love my job”


Back at the Mission House, where they took part in the four month formation program in 2013, Mission Doctor and Lay Mission-Helper families have come together this week to connect, to share, and to pray.  These returned missionaries have served in Africa and Latin America and this re-entry workshop provides the opportunity to reflect on … Continue reading “Re-entry”