Column: MH Ho, Ghana

This column contains articles related to the Madonna House field house in Ho, Volta Region, Ghana (in West Africa).

Dance, Song, and Drum — by Andorra Howard. Her body was old, but it was not heavy. She moved lightly and gracefully around the coffin of her son who had died suddenly. Grief filled her to the brim, but she didn’t let it weigh her... (November 18, 2009)

Farewell to Ghana — by Maureen Denis. Unless a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies it yields a rich harvest (Jn.12:24). As we close the blue doors of Madonna House Ghana... (November 16, 2009)

Closing of Ghana field house — We regret to announce the closing of our field house in Ho, Ghana. After twenty years of service there, we find that we can no longer sustain this mission. Our staff returned from there to Combermere at the end of... (November 15, 2009)

Notes from Near and Far: Ghana — by Maureen Denis. As the economy worsens around the world, the people here are not exempt from the fallout. Food prices continue to soar, sometimes equaling North American prices. Our friends say you pick up your pay at the bank,... (March 27, 2009)

While Washing a Shovel —  by Andorra Howard. The skies darkened and then let fall a torrential downpour. I had been intent on getting some composting done, and so I continued to work as long as I could in the cooling rain. Now it was... (August 28, 2008)

The Day the Sun Danced — by Andorra Howard. Do miracles still happen? Last December, God graced a couple thousand of his people in Ghana with one that was magnificent and completely unexpected.... (March 03, 2008)

Notes from Near and Far: MH Ghana — by Maureen Denis. Greetings from the tropics, where life in abundance is overwhelming us a little! The life I’m referring to is green: lush, bushy trees, shrubs, vegetables, weeds. You name it and it’s growing in our yard profusely. Andorra... (December 28, 2007)

Notes From Near and Far: Ghana, West Africa — by Maureen Denis, MH Ghana. We recently celebrated fifteen years of Madonna House presence in Ghana. At the time when the Mass readings had us meditating on seed sown, fruit reaped, hidden treasure, and the pearl of great price, we... (November 28, 2005)


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