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Chorrillos Three-Year Children's Feeding Project-Lima, Peru PDF Print E-mail


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Chorrillos Three-Year Children's Feeding Project - Lima, Peru

For the past two years, the people of the Diocese of Pembroke have been supporting a feeding project to help malnourished children in the region of Chorrillos, an impoverished section of the Archdiocese of Lima. The Lima-Pembroke Partnership Committee made a commitment (on behalf of the people of the Pembroke Diocese) to support this feeding project for three years and we are now entering our third year of fund raising. Our commitment was for $210,000 to be sent to Lima ($60,000 the first year; $75,000 the second year and $75,000 the third year). The first two years' commitment has been sent and we are assured that the program is well under way.

Madonna House Apostolate Field Houses PDF Print E-mail
The Madonna House Apostolate is a Catholic community of lay men, women and priests within the diocese of Pembroke. Madonna House was founded in Combermere, Ontario, in 1947 by Catherine Doherty—a pioneer of social justice who had previously founded missions in Toronto, Ottawa, Harlem, Chicago, and other North American cities. Her apostolate has since grown to establish more than two dozen missionary “field houses” around the world.

Always established at the invitation of the local bishop, each field house has its own distinct mandate, according to the needs of the diocese. For instance, some houses serve the poor with soup kitchens, some are “prayer and listening” houses, while others combine various aspects of neighbourly services.

Diocese of Pembroke and the Archdiocese of Lima Partnership PDF Print E-mail
children-in-lineThe Diocese of Pembroke is now committed to a formal initiative of answering the scriptural question “Who is my neighbour?” We invite you to be part of this learning and growing process.

This is a response to the direction of the Apostolic Exhortation, Ecclesia in America (1999) to “express the unity [existing between North and South America] and point to that closer bond which the peoples of the continent seek and which the Church wishes to foster as... the communion of all in the Lord.”

limaSolidarity is not a feeling of vague compassion or shallow distress at the misfortunes of so many people, both near and far. On the contrary, it is a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good… to the good of all and of each individual, because we are all really responsible for all. —Pope John Paul II

As a concrete response to this call, a “twinning” partnership has been established between the Diocese of Pembroke and the Archdiocese of Lima, Peru. This partnership will involve communication between the two dioceses at all levels. There will be visits back and forth, exchange of ideas and resources, and many other aspects.

Development and Peace PDF Print E-mail
Development and Peace is the official international development agency of the Canadian Catholic Church. It was founded in 1967 by Canada’s bishops to fight poverty in the Global South—Africa, Asia and Latin America—and to promote greater international justice. Development and Peace also plays a key role in emergency relief.

Here at home, the agency educates the Canadian population about the causes of impoverishment of peoples and mobilizes actions for change. What Development and Peace seeks to achieve:


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