Listening in vibrant stillness

Morning coffee & some prayerful paying attention as the week begins. Listening in vibrant stillness to the bursting energy of morning. All the possibilities of a new week yet ahead. It is good to pause and be thankful for the moment that is. Birds sing their morning songs. Squirrels scamper along their known ways. A […]

Thank you for Giving to the Blessed to be a Blessing Campaign!

By Anna Monteviller WMF Peru Field Director It was practically inevitable that the Covid-19 lockdown in Peru would have a huge impact on workers and their families- about ¾ of the local economy is driven by those working informally. This unfolding new reality spurred us to reconnect with people who had been part of Palabra […]

Creating Policies that Limit Exploitation through Advocacy

Word Made Flesh Bolivia was mentioned in a BBC article this week as one of several signatories of a letter demanding that banking institutions block credit card payments to pornographic sites and help create policies that limit exploitation. We are proud to see Word Made Flesh Bolivia as one of the signatories of this petition. […]

Mothers are Heroes | A Story from our WMF Community in Rwanda

We have been friends with Consolee for several years. She owns a successful fruit shop on a main road with a lot of traffic where she sells the best bananas around! Whenever we walk by her shop, she’s always sitting outside to greet us with a big smile, with her newborn baby tied to her […]

Choosing Radical Hope as Obedience

I have recently rejoined our Word Made Flesh community in El Alto, Bolivia after a time of maternity leave and sabbatical.  Sabbatical is intended to be a time of stepping back from the daily grind and automatic racing from one task to another in order to reflect, to be calm, to remove oneself and one’s […]

To be a Friend of Peace

The other day, in our International Office prayer time, we encountered a poignant statement from our reading in Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. The statement echoed lines we earlier read from Psalm 120, “Too long have I had to live among the enemies of peace. I am on the side of peace, but when I […]

Humility in the Shark Tank

“How would you like to win $70,000?” We were initially excited when a few weeks ago we were asked to pitch SutiSana for a Bolivian version of the reality show Shark Tank, where we would be competing with 99 other Bolivian businesses for a $70,000 prize. SutiSana, a freedom business that employs vulnerable women, could […]

Christ our Hope

  Easter Sunday is one of my very favorite days of the entire year. It is so filled with celebration, hope, and life. Yet, there are times when proclamations of victory over death seem a little more challenging to believe. What an odd era to be living in: this time of already, but not yet, when […]

A Time to Heal

By Anna Monteviller, WMF Peru Director We often say something like, “everything is in God’s hands,” but our daily lives and the relative control we have over how we spend our days convince us otherwise. But today, maybe more than ever in our memory, most of humanity’s daily schedule, routines and freedom of movement are […]