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2019 Discernment Weekend

Now is the time to apply for a Fidesco USA mission!  An April discernment weekend has been scheduled and this will be your unique opportunity in 2019 to join the Fidesco team of volunteers on a 2019 mission.  Submit your non-binding application today.

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Heidi and Louis Hauguel go to Chile

Louis and Heidi will be serving orphans in Concepcion, Chile for the next two years. Taking their children on such a mission has been a desire that they have nurtured for many years and their support base extends to the United States. Their work will be to create workshops for children as well as fundraising […]

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2018 Send-Off Week in Paray-le-Monial

When 85 volunteers gathered for the final training session in France, all of the staff was present as well as many former volunteers and country coorespondants. Bishop Emmanuel Gobilliard, auxiliary bishop from Lyons, France, is the spiritual godfather of this group. In addition to the French nationals, volunteers from the Netherlands, Portugual, Germany and Poland […]

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Dominic and Margaret on mission

New volunteers: Dominic and Margaret with children Patrick and Caroline. Siloe Centre for the Blind, Limpopo, South Africa Our mission will be serving at the Siloe Centre for the Blind ( It is a school and vocational center operated by a Polish congregation: the Franciscan Sisters Servants of the Cross. Some of the students at […]

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Mission Report time

As 2016 is just starting, I was looking back at the past year and all that happened for Fidesco USA. It started with a weekend of discernment and preparation for candidates in January in Larchmont near New York. After additional training in the spring, all candidates joined the worldwide training in Paray Le Monial (France) […]

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Send-off session in Paray

This year the send-off session for volunteers in Paray-le-Monial was very intensive. The american volunteers were fully integrated in the group. Katie and Luke are already at their mission, while Alexis and Pauline are preparing to leave soon.

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Alexis – Thailand

Alexis (Ali) will join Christine in Thailand as an English teacher. The mission is among the young prostitutes. Context of the mission Often young women who come really have the desire to succeed after spending several years in the sex industry. Most of the time, after 6 to 24 months in the center, they change […]

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Pauline – Brasil

Pauline is now training to become a moderator of social projects and trainer in Redencao, Brasil. She will be participating in projects Sonho de mãe (mom’s dreams) and Bernadette (home of minor prostitutes), in partnership with the local diocese and Bishop Dominique You. She will be coordinating activities, training Brazilian volunteers, visiting homes and preparing […]

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