Africa

Relief for South Sudan

South Sudan is hard hit with  famine. Conflict and unrest have added to the crisis. After four tragic years of civil war and seven failed peace agreements, the conflict in South Sudan continues. Fighting has taken the lives of tens of thousands, imposed near starvation conditions on about 5 million people and forced some four million from their homes. More than 100,000 people face starvation. The famine is centered in South Sudan’s Unity State, in the country’s north, which has been heavily affected by the fighting. 

Families are seeking shelter, food and care in Catholic hospitals and various health centers. Others are fleeing in search of safety and food. For over a year, 40% of the country’s population is in need of immediate assistance, or they may die of starvation.

“The consequences of drought and famine, which since last year have been hitting these areas, have worsened because of the increased and widespread insecurity that pervades the Country and undermines work, activities and trust of families and local communities. When poverty does not allow you to feed your children people use weapons and also do what they would not do in a normal situation. Communication is blocked and transport is impossible, there are no seeds and food. And people are starving.”

Catholic priests and Sisters are reaching out to bring food, care and supplies to these communities. Put resources in the hands of these first responders so they can help save lives.

A gift of $10 Buys 400 loaves of white bread
A gift of $50 Buys 50 cartons of milk
A gift of $100 will help to feed a village

Past Stories

Help Pope Francis’ Missionaries

Posted on: December 13th, 2017

Pope Francis has reminded us throughout the year, “I am a Missionary on this earth; that is the reason why I am here in this world.” Take the time now to reflect, have I done all I could to be Missionary?

Missionaries as Models of Mary’s Love & Faith

Posted on: August 11th, 2017

Mary is a Missionary’s Model of Love & Faith for those they Serve. Read about examples of how your support helps these Missionaries in 1,108 Mission Dioceses in the world.

Laborers are few . . .

Posted on: July 27th, 2017

The future for Catholic Priests & Religious in the Missions depend on prayers and support. They have the faith, but lack the material resources to be educated to serve the Church in the lands supported by St. Peter Apostle – 1,108 Mission Dioceses worldwide.

Be Missionary-Follow in Shepherd’s Footsteps

Posted on: December 12th, 2016

In the Turkana, one of the poorest regions in northwest Kenya, children rely on Missionary Childhood Association for clean drinking water and education – learn more about how you can help.

Help Missionaries Follow in Jesus’ Footsteps of Mercy

Posted on: July 14th, 2016

Although the celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, proclaimed by Pope Francis, for the universal Church, has come to an end, each day is a good time to reflect on what is Mercy.

Christmas in the Missions

Posted on: December 15th, 2015

There’s “Good News” in Africa, in the small nation of Swaziland – and you can be part of it at Christmas and into the New Year! Religious Sisters at St. Phillip’s Home in Manzini are making a difference for the increasing number of children who are orphans

Understanding the Point about Education for Seminarians & Religious

Posted on: July 13th, 2015

Napo, a Seminarian at St. John Vianney in Pretoria, South Africa understands God’s point . . . during breaks from his studies, he returns to his rural village, visiting the sick and elderly at local hospitals and hospices, helping terminally ill patients find peace in their final days.

In the Missions, 1 Cup of Coffee . . . $1 Can Make A Difference

Posted on: February 11th, 2015

In Thies, Senegal $40 helps Sister Rosalind. Sister works in a small village there – a place she describes as “in the middle of nowhere – with no roads but many paths.” That’s only a $1 a day for 40 days . . . about the cost of a cup of coffee . . .

Love & Mission

Posted on: February 10th, 2015

Missionaries serving in Lebanon understand the words that Pope Francis spoke about Christian love. Desperate for help, peoples are fleeing in great numbers to Lebanon. They are being met by Missionaries like Sister Antoinette Assaf, who Sisters help run an Outreach Center and Medical clinic in Beirut.