JustFaith Ministries Immersion Trips
In partnership with JustFaith Ministries (JFM), Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) invites JFM graduates to experience a spiritual journey into compassion and an immersion into the lives, culture, faith, and history of the people we serve. This is an extraordinary invitation to you to witness mission ministries that respond to basic needs and help to create a more just and compassionate world.
JustFaith Ministries Immersion Trips are centered in the radical encounter with “the other” and with God as God is expressed not only in our own traditions, but in the sacred stories, traditions, history, and culture of other peoples. As we enter the lives of the people of Cambodia, El Salvador, and Kenya, we will be accompanied by Maryknoll Lay Missioners to go beyond the boundaries of our own cultures.
Current Immersion Programs:
Your time in El Salvador will be focused on meeting and making friends with Salvadorans. You will be introduced to some of this country’s current political and social realities. You will learn about Salvadoran culture, faith, and history. By accompanying Maryknoll Lay Missioners in their daily ministries, you will gain unique insights into the contemporary struggles and solidarity of the people of El Salvador.
Maryknoll Lay Missioners came to El Salvador over 25 years ago. MKLM invites you to visit base communities and MKLM projects that include a soy nutrition program, adult literacy, youth ministry, an indigenous art school, community and environmental development, health care, and agricultural work. Visit the Maryknoll martyrs’ site; the tomb of Archbishop Romero in the Cathedral of San Salvador, the Divine Providence Hospital grounds where he lived, and the chapel where he was assassinated; the UCA (Jesuit Central American University), and the Romero Center.
Meet with Salvadorans to learn about their daily lives, their faith, their hopes, and their challenges, and participate in their local liturgical celebrations. Enjoy traditional Salvadoran food, music, and dance, and experience the beauty of the beach at Costa del Sol.
“Pole pole ndiyo mwendo.” “Slowly, slowly is the way we go.” For the Tanzania people, life is about relationships and being with people. Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) and JustFaith Ministries invite you to meet and spend time with the local people in the beautiful diverse Mwanza and the Serengeti region.