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Last month, I (Melissa Keating, new consultant at MPS, more about me at the bottom) was privileged to go to Rome to help at a training for Catholic missionaries. My talk was on social media and fundraising. We had some great discussions, and it made...

Holy Week is just about my favorite time of the year and that says a lot, because I REALLY like Christmas! I think the reason it is so important to me is that if we try to walk through this week in prayer and reflection, we...

We have free grant writing resources and training for religious sisters! Due to the generosity of the Conrad N. Hilton Fund For Sisters, we are able to fund provide four religious sisters with scholarships to our next grant writing training in Rome. We will teach about...

For those of you missionaries who are avid readers of literature, I have a test question for you:  what is the length of the longest sentence in published literature? Answer:  13, 995 words!  It is in The Rotter’s Club, a 2001 novel by British writer Jonathan...

Since my time studying Latin as a Catholic high schooler, there are three Latin phrases that remain indelible in my mind. The first two of these phrases remind me of the MPS grant writing workshops that we provide around the world: Solvitur Abuiando: “solve by walking” Age...

Dear sister and brother missionaries, I know that is NOT how the song goes!   And I also am pretty sure that the Wise Men were not submitting grant applications either 😊. BUT, I do believe there are at least two reasons to reflect on during this Advent/Christmas...

In Memoriam:  MPS Founder Fr. George G. Cotter, MM It is said that “we stand on the shoulders of those who precede us.”    As that is true, there is probably no Catholic missionary alive today who does owe some connection or debt of gratitude to Maryknoll...

“Dear missionaries, “Sustainablity”  A sophisticated and popular word these days, but one with a simple definition:  “How we keep our projects going in the future.”  The attached document from the UN identifies the key principals we need to bring to our work insofar as we envision...

For those of you missionaries who are avid readers of literature, I have a test question for you:  what is the length of the longest sentence in published literature? Answer:  13, 995 words!  It is in The Rotter’s Club, a 2001 novel by British writer Jonathan...