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Painting for the poor in St. Petersburg

Each year a group of Irish students organizes a work camp to help needy people in St. Petersburg by refurbishing their dwellings. The work camp has also included students from Finland, the U.S., Lithuania, and Latvia. Joe Flanagan relates his memories of the camp.

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Hope in Chicago’s Inner-City

Midtown Achievement Program, a corporate work of Opus Dei, has been bringing hope to Chicago youth since 1963. This report from Compassion and Culture Magazine tells how.

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Petawa Service Project

Petawa Service Project, which began in 1987, brings together 15 high school girls for each of the two one-week sessions.

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A hospital for the poor

The construction of Aq’on Jay Hospital will bring a new ray of hope to the impoverished farmers of Chimaltenango. Aq’on Jay will be the first ambulatory hospital in the area, one of the poorest provinces of Guatemala.

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Las Garzas Agricultural School (Chile)

Under Blessed Josemaría’s inspiration, Las Garzas Agricultural School opened its doors in 1963 with just eighteen students. The school, located 150 km south of Santiago in the Chimbarongo district, now has 150 students enrolled and offers continuing programs for many more alumni.

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Professional Development of Women in Brazil

Morro Velho Social Center began in 1969 in Jardim Taboão, a poor village in the outskirts of São Paulo, with a small group of women from the village. Nowadays some 300 students graduate each year from its course of professional formation.

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Helping the sick and lonely

In Madrid, approximately 100,000 of the city's elderly live alone. They face many difficulties in their current situation. The Development and Assistance Foundation coordinates the work of hundreds of volunteers to reach out to those in need.

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Institute for Industrial Technology in Lagos, Nigeria

A new social initiative, a technical training program, has begun in Lagos, Nigeria. The organizers see the program as a Centennial "birthday present" for Blessed Josemaria.

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Paying to Work

KNA Bonn, Germany Sept. 5, 2000

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