We must restore hope to young people,
help the old,
be open to the future, spread love.
Be poor among the poor.
We need to include the excluded and preach peace.
~Pope Francis, October 2013
(Little by little.)
~common Tzeltal phrase
Since 1963, the dedicated missionaries of our Dominican Mission Foundation, along with those of other Dominican communities which we support, have provided spiritual, medical, material, and community care to those living in desperate circumstances in areas spanning the globe, which today extend from Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Alaska to Equatorial Guinea, Iraq and Ukraine. All donations and prayers enable and encourage our missionaries to continue their work on behalf of those whom they serve, offering them the faith and love of the Good News; defending their human dignity and civil rights; improving the quality of their daily lives; and instilling hope for their families' future. It is only through the generous support of our donors that we have been able to persevere with our efforts for six decades, and we are truly grateful. Because of our size, our barebones budget, and our disdain of bureaucratic red tape, our donors give for all the right reasons--with genuine compassion and integrity. In turn, we thank them simply, applaud them quietly, and, along with Jesus, embrace them in our hearts.