US missionary spreads hope in violent area of Mexico
Catholic World News - December 13, 2010
Newsday has profiled Father David Beaumont, a Capuchin Franciscan missionary who grew up on Long Island and now ministers in a violent area of northern Mexico.
The priest, who speaks four indigenous languages, recalled that 17 masked man attempted to kill two teenagers in his truck in April. “I was saying to myself, ‘Well, now either I’m really going to be a missionary and be prepared to give my life for the people, or run and hide,” he said.
“My greatest fear is the little children, growing up and seeing the results of the violence.”
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