Author: Brenda Cooper

Saint Basil Coffee / Articles posted by Brenda Cooper

The missions we support in Colombia, Kenya and elsewhere are being impacted by COVID-19 in similar ways we are seeing here in the United States. We reached out to the mission leaders of the Basilian Mission in Cali, Colombia, and Our Lady of Grace School in Kisumu, Kenya, and the Basilian Mission in Medellin, Colombia, and here are excerpts of what they shared this month....

Following the celebration on Christmas of the wonder of the birth of Jesus, the focus this weekend is on the Holy Family. As Christians, we believe we are part of one body—we are connected with people all around the world as members of a human family. Saint Basil Coffee works to provide tools (education, job skills training and humanitarian assistance) to help people in need lift themselves out of poverty. Here are some families who are helped through our support....

Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Cali, Colombia, began offering charitable services to refugees pouring in from neighboring Venezuela in 2017. More than a million refugees have entered Colombia to escape political unrest under Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela. ...

Our Lady of Grace School, a school for orphans and at-risk children in Kenya, once only had dirt floors and little resources for textbooks. Proceeds from the sale of Saint Basil coffee made it possible for Our Lady of Grace School to purchase textbooks for all students and to install tile flooring, making a real impact for students. ...

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