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Bolivia

Supplemental Articles

The Magician Priest
  • July/August 2011, page 22
  • For grades 5 and up; for young students, see a brief story on this in Five Minutes with Mission 
  • Born in 1917, Father Denis Browne shares stories of his mission life, which includes a pair of patched pants and magic tricks. Despite his reserve in speaking of his own spirituality, his stories are also about his faith and the creative thinking he used to share the Gospel in  Bolivia.
Martyr for Youth
  • July/August 2011, page 26
  • For grades 7-12
  • In 1962, a young Father William C. Kruegler became concerned about an illegal bar that opened next to the church in Montero, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Always taking joy in children of all ages, and helping whenever he could,  he became involved in trying to protect children from the dangers of this bar. For this, the barkeeper shot and killed him. Violence ensued, then great remorse. Today, "Padre Guillermo" is called a "The Martyr for Youth" and stories of his actions are handed down to the next generations. 

Missioners Tales
, Jason Obergfell 
  • November 2008, page 6
  • For all grades
  • Lay Missioner Jason Obergfell finds his work on bringing a water system to a village is interrupted by an even greater need.