Tag Archives: Catholic Extension

Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary | Catholic Extension |

– [Narrator] Three very special sisters were presented with the Lumen Christi Award in 2014 for their work in helping poor families pull together to build a community center, a medical facility and a parish in a colonia near McAllen, Texas at our border with Mexico. – This may be, on the map, as America,… Read More »

Father Enrique Herrera – Part 2 | Catholic Extension

– The 2017-18 Catholic Extension Lumen Christi Award recognized, celebrated, and provided continued financial support for the accomplishments of Father Enrique Herrera. The son of migrant workers who traveled from Mexico to work the farms of the Salinas Valley in California, Father Enrique has worked with local families, school leaders, and city officials to build… Read More »

Humanitarian Respite Center on the Border | Catholic Extension

(contemplative guitar music plays) – [Cardinal Cupich] The story of our salvation in Jesus begins with a story of refugees. The Holy Family were refugees. It’s at the core of who we are to make sure that those who are on a journey are protected by the church and that we advocate on their behalf.… Read More »

Father Fredy Angel | Catholic Extension

– [Narrator] In 1981 Monsignor John Cassidy was recognized by Catholic Extension for evangelizing in poor and isolated communities in rural Georgia. Known as the trailer priest he traveled throughout Georgia with his Queen of the Apostles motor chapel trailer. Among the parishes he founded was the African American Catholic community of Queen of Peace… Read More »

Pope Francis and Ministry in the Borderlands | Catholic Extension

– Our Holy Father Pope Francis invites us to realize our baptismal call by becoming missionary disciples, followers of the risen Christ. He is calling us to reach out to the marginalized on the peripheries of our society. Pope Francis does more than just ask us to go there. Our Pope has met us there,… Read More »

What Is Catholic Extension?

Faith and inspiration Two powerful forces Which when brought together can move us toward the realization of Pope Francis’ vision for our Catholic Church to be more missionary. For over 100 years, the mission of Catholic Extension has been to build up the Catholic Church in the poorest communities of the United States Catholic Extension… Read More »

Sister Marie-Paule Willem | Catholic Extension’s 2018-19 Lumen Christi Award Recipient

– My name is Sister Marie-Paule Willem. I’m Belgian. I’m 85 years old and I work here as an administrator in San Jose Picacho Mission. – She came with a vision and enthusiasm and passion that she brought with her to this little church and community that’s just been night and day. Everything that she’s… Read More »