Bontu Melka and baby boy with husband Deme Tesfay.

A Model of Generosity: Month of Mary

Honoring Mary in the month of May is a centuries old tradition in the Catholic Church. As we strive to model Mary’s “yes” to God, we look to other examples of her faith and generosity.

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Poverty, wealth and toilets

Today I come to you with my greatest interior struggle between poverty and wealth. I came to Cross through a mission trip to Santa Rosa, Guatemala and after returning I have struggled to find my place in our society.

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This Child Could Only Crawl. Now Watch Her Walk!

Six-year-old Mekdes Tesfaye, who suffers from cerebral palsy, takes joyful steps thanks to free therapy and an orthotic device provided through the Brothers of Good Works’ Community-Based Rehabilitation program in Addis Ababa.

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A Word for the New Year

What’s your “word” for the New Year? Did you know you’re supposed to have one? In keeping with the current trend of compressing every thought into a Twitter-sized soundbite, some have decided that traditional New Year’s resolutions just won’t do. Instead, you can opt for a New Year’s word.

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New Home = Free Heart

Last year we funded a housing project in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. This year we got to visit the beneficiaries of those new homes. One of them, 56-year-old Berhane, was especially grateful. Until Sr. Abeba of the Daughters of Charity helped her, she had been living in the streets.

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