Location Tag: South America
Since 1998, the Mercy Ambassadors Program offers students at Colegio Santa Ethnea (Bella Vista, Buenos Aires, Argentina) and U.S. Mercy schools the opportunity to participate in a foreign exchange study. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cycle that started in February 2020 was completed in June 2022. Lucía García Fernández, who heads the program in Argentina, shared the following: Within the framework of the Mercy Ambassadors Program (MAP), Lily Adams and Anna Koeberlein, students from Assumption High School (Louisville, Kentucky) visited Colegio Santa Ethnea during the month of June. They shared school life for three weeks, at all levels and in all the areas of our school. Before returning home, they expressed their gratitude for this incredible experience, full of memories that they will keep in their hearts forever.
By Elsa Cromarty, Coordinator of Mercy Associates in Guyana —
“The human environment and the natural environment deteriorate together….In fact, the deterioration of the environment and of society affects the most vulnerable people on the planet….The impact of present imbalances is also seen in the premature death of many of the poor.” This quote from Laudato Si’ reminds us that we and Earth are one. We are indispensably connected, and human actions, good or bad, decisively affect our relationship with the environment.
By Sister Denise Lyttle — Guyana is a diverse country, ethnically and religiously. Christians are the minority. Palm Sunday and Good Friday are our biggest public witness. As part of our celebration we re-enact the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem by having processions throughout the streets of Guyana.
By Sister Ana María Siufi — We know that more than half of the world’s population lacks potable water or safe sanitation, which kills more than 5 million people a year or causes serious diseases. “Give me a drink,” demand millions of women and children who have to walk many hours a day to get some water. “Give me a drink,” ask the migrants forced to walk in the desert.