My mission to Darfur

By Brenna Cussen '03M.A.

On my last night in Darfur, Father Denima Emmanuel, a priest at Saint Joseph’s Church in Nyala, celebrated Mass with our Catholic Worker delegation to Sudan. In his homily he related our December 2004 trip to the meaning of Christmas. He explained that God became human to visit with us, to suffer with us, to be with us, adding “Now that you have come so far and have seen the camps, you can better understand why Jesus had to come down from heaven to be with the poor . . . for the closer we come to the poor, the better we know God.”…

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