14th Annual Mission Trip to Lima, Peru
Our yearly mission trip to Lima, Peru takes place every February on odd-numbered years and every April on even-numbered years. The mission dates coincide with our February or April breaks, respectively.
As many as 12 students are selected to attend and engage in various activities to directly serve the poor, including working in the Edmund Rice Christian Brother School of Fe y Alegria #26. We also help to build a small house for a needy family as well as working with Franciscan Nuns in the suburb of Tahuantinsuyo as they labor to assist the poorest of the poor.
We visit an orphanage and also take time to immerse ourselves in the Peruvian culture and visit places such as the Church of St. Rose of Lima. This truly is a life-changing mission! All students end each day with community prayer within our group, as well as personal reflection on the day and a time to journal.
Since 2007, members of the Hendricken community have joined the Christian Brothers in their mission work in Lima, Peru. Students have built houses and transported medical and school supplies to remote locations.
The relationship entered a new phase in 2011. With the Christian Brothers moving on from BHHS. We could think of no better tribute than a permanent house in Lima both for the Brothers and for Hendricken community members who travel there for mission work.
In three short months, we raised more than $100,000 toward the project. In April of 2014, Casa Hendricken, (Hendricken House) was formally dedicated and it now houses students from around the globe who come to Lima to participate in the mission work of the Christian Brothers.