Brothers of the Sacred Heart U.S. Province Mission Nashua, New Hampshire TWELVE CHS STUDENTS and two teachers joined students and faculty from other Brothersâ€™ schools in the United States Province, along with Brother Bernard Couvillion, SC â€™64 and Brother Michael Migacz, SC for a mission experience hosted by Bishop Guertin High School in New Hampshire, in June. Students began each day in group prayer, and then headed off to local work sites coordinated by Catholic Charities. Work projects included painting and yard work for local residents. Students also had the chance to get to know the homeowners by sharing meals and praying with them.
Cantera Mission Managua, Nicaragua TWELVE CHS STUDENTS traveled to Nicaragua to work with Cantera, an organization that established several community centers and a farm in and around the city of Managua, Nicaragua. These centers are placed in barrios (neighborhoods) and serve as a safe place for children to learn and play with other kids. The CHS students spent time in these centers interacting with the children and learning about their lives. Spending time with these Nicaraguan children opened the eyes of each CHS participant. They were able to see the harsh realities of life in underdevelopoed parts of Nicaragua. The experience included a combination of traditional mission work and learning the history of the nation and its people. Students were also able to share and exchange the different cultures of the participating groups.
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