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Okada in Sierra Leone

One of the new phenomena in Sierra Leone when I visited last November were the “Okada” motorcycles that are used as public transportation everywhere. It is wild. This article talks about it but you need to watch the video at the bottom of the article. The song with the video “Walhalla de” loosly translated means “there is trouble.”
Salone Okada – The Patriotic Vanguard
Commentary By Phodei Ibrahim Sheriff, Houston, Texas, USA. For many of us who have observed the riders of the Sierra Leone version of Okadas (…)
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Summer Appeal Season is Over

Summer is the time when Propagation of the Faith offices throughout the country welcome missionaries to share their stories in parishes in the Dioceses. While we didn’t have as many opportunies as we would have liked, we were very blessed in the places we were able to visit. Sister Krystyna who is from Poland and works in The Gambia did two appeals for us along with Lucy Giachetti in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Sister Leonora braved a power outage in Baltimore to tell her story. (It made it more like Africa!!). Sister Geraldine and myself visited parishes in the Green Bay Diocese and found some really lovely people there. I also visited Mishawaka in the Fort Wayne/South Bend Diocese and learned some SSND history from the former Milwaukee Province. And finally I was welcomed beautifully in Lake Forest, CA. We are so grateful to these parishes for their generosity. We hope that our stories have broadened their experience of Church!