Posts Tagged ‘Jordan’

Heading Home From Jordan

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Heading home from Jordan today.  What an inspiring and informative journey!  My thanks to Deacon Greg Kendra for posting these updates on the CNEWA blog.

From their home, the sisters offer Christian refugees from Iraq and Syria counseling, schooling, formal catechesis and emergency assistance to those in dire need. The sisters’ “House of Mary” also offers a safe haven, a refuge from the storm that has enveloped these innocent families.

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More on my pastoral visit to Jordan with CNEWA

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Here is more on my pastoral visit to Jordan as Chairman of the Board of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.  My thanks to Msgr. John Kozar and Deacon Greg Kendra for making the blog post possible!

Continuing their pastoral visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishop William Murphy and Msgr. John Kozar visited two key holy sites before spending the rest of the day with the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. They visited the site on the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized, touring the archaeological remains associated with the early church.

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Getting a first-hand look at the work of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
One of the responsibilities – it’s actually a privilege – of being the Archbishop of New York is to serve as the Chairman of the Board of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, a papal agency for humanitarian and pastoral support.  This week I am in Jordan, along with Bishop William Murphy, getting a first-hand look at the work that CNEWA is doing here.

Deacon Greg Kendra has a blog post along with a few photos of our visit.  You might want to take a look.  I’ll pass along any updates.

I am extraordinarily proud of the work CNEWA is doing, but there is so much more that needs to be done.  Please keep all those who support CNEWA in your prayers.