How the Martyred Maryknoll Sisters Inspired This Woman to Become a Missionary in El Salvador

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Pope Francis spoke about the four missionaries from the United States who were brutally murdered 40 years ago in El Salvador. Just as the Holy Father said, one woman from Pennsylvania did transform her life and that of her family.

Melissa Altman moved her entire family down to El Salvador to continue their work as a lay missioner, since she was so inspired by the good work of Maryknoll Sisters Ita Forde and Maura Clarke, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel and lay missionary Jean Donovan.

Melissa joined Currents News to discuss her ministry and life in the Central American country.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get involved with the Maryknoll lay missionary work, head on over to MKLM.ORG