This blog is an attempt to offer reflections related to historic events, witnesses to peace and justice, and the daily lectionary readings by John Donaghy, a lay missioner with the Catholic diocese of Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras.

I arrived in Honduras on June 13, 2007, to be of service to those most in need in the poorest diocese in Honduras, but with a bishop committed to the poor, Monseñor Luis Alfonso Santos.

Before that I had spent 24 years in campus ministry and social ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center (at Iowa State University) in Ames, Iowa. I also occasionally taught at ISU.

St. Thomas has supported my presence here and is developing a relationship with the Dulce Nombre de María parish in Dulce Nombre de Copán, where I am helping.

In the parish of Dulce Nombre de María I am assisting in the formation of pastoral workers, the preparation of materials, and visits to the villages of the parish.

In December 2014 I moved to the village of Plan Grande, Concepción, in the parish in order to better serve the people.

My spirituality has been influenced by the Jesuits with whom I studied at the University of Scranton and Boston College, as well as by the Franciscans with whom I studied in high school and the first two years of college at St. Joseph Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, NY. Since December 2012 I have been an associate of the Dubuque-based Franciscan Sisters of the Holy Family.

These reflections are, of course, totally mine and do not reflect the opinions or positions of any the organizations noted above.



One response to “About

  1. thank you for sharing your mission. if the Lord is calling me to do likewise, i will rejoice!!

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