For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me (Matthew 25: 35-36).
Many of our Missionaries serve as chaplains in hospitals, schools, jails, in the military and at other ministry sites.
A chaplain is a person of trust and a pillar of support. If you or someone you love has been in a critical situation, a place where it feels as if life is spinning out of control, you know the importance of a comforting presence who stays in the room with you even in the face of the worst kind of trouble. Our Missionaries offer that presence.
The late Father John Bolan, C.PP.S., touched hundreds of lives in his years as a chaplain at a Veterans Administration Hospital in Cleveland. A recovering alcoholic who was candid about his struggles, he sought out those who were fighting any addiction and offered them encouragement and hope. That hospital was his temple, his place of ministry where he poured himself out for others.