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FMTM Re-Entry Workshop Highlight: Sister Cristina Vargas Rivera – Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (Spanish)

Hermana Cristina Vargas, CCVI, una Hermana de la Caridad del Verbo Encarnado, regresó a los Estados Unidos después de servir como misionera en Zambia durante 15 años. Hermana Cristina comparte los desafíos que enfrenta a su regreso y cómo el Taller de Reingreso de 10 Días de From Mission to Mission la está ayudando en su transición. Hermana Cristina ve la experiencia como un regalo que le está ayudando a tener más paciencia, reconociendo que es un momento de transición. Ella sintió que el personal y los participantes hicieron una experiencia muy rica.

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FMTM Program Testimonial – Mike Haasl – Center for Mission, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Mike Haasl works with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Center for Mission which has a diocesan partnership with the Diocese of Kitui, Kenya. He speaks to how From Mission to Mission resources and workshops are an invaluable resource for short-term mission trips, immersion trips, parish twinning relationships, and diocesan partnerships. Mike shares how From Mission to Mission’s work is an invaluable resource for creating a more profound sense of mission within these contexts (video recorded in 2018).

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FMTM Re-Entry Workshop Highlight: Sister Karen Flaherty – Daughter of Charity

Sister Karen Flaherty, DC, a Daughter of Charity from the St. Louis Province, is a returned missionary after six years in Kenya. Sister Karen shares what it has been like transitioning back to the United States and her experience of the 10-Day Re-entry Workshop offered by From Mission to Mission. Sister Karen appreciates the focus of the retreat and expresses how the experience has been really what she’s needed.

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FMTM Program Testimonial: Sister Anna Marie Reha, SSND

Sister Anna Marie Reha, SSND, Provincial Councilor for the School Sisters of Notre Dame of the Central Pacific Province shares her experience of From Mission to Mission as a participant in the 10 Day Re-Entry Workshop and how she has engaged From Mission to Mission to work with the sisters in her congregation in the areas of mission re-entry, life transition and interculturality.

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FMTM Program Testimonial – Keri Gardner -Community Coordinator, Mercy Volunteer Corps

Keri Gardner experienced the From Mission to Mission re-entry workshop when she returned from her service as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Keri shares how her experience helped her in her own transition and how now, in her role as Community Coordinator for MVC international volunteers, From Mission to Mission is a critical partner in offering support to MVC volunteers before, during and after their service experiences.

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FMTM Re-Entry Workshop Highlight: Sister Lillian Sullivan – Sister of the Holy Cross

Sister Lillian Sullivan, CSC, is a Sister of the Holy Cross and returned to the United States after a combined 27 years as a missionary in Uganda and Israel. Sister Lillian shares how the 10-Day Re-entry Workshop offered by From Mission to Mission has benefited her in her transition and how she sees the workshop being beneficial for people like her returning from many years, those returning after just a few years, and those transitioning from either from overseas missionary service or, within the US, from one ministry to another after many years.

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FMTM Re-Entry Program Highlight: Brother Bede Baldry, FSC

Brother Bede Baldry, FSC, De La Salle Christian Brother and former From Mission to Mission Board Member, shares his experience returning to the United States after being missioned to Kenya for eight years. Brother Bede talks about how the From Mission to Mission 10-Day Re-entry Workshop helped him understand that feeling lost during transition was normal, and that he could make sense of his mission experience and find “life after mission” by sharing his story. Brother Bede reflects on how experiencing the From Mission to Mission workshop helped him deepen his sense of connection with himself, his community, and the church.