from ONE

Pontifical Mission at 50: Beirut
prepared by CNEWA staff
photographs: courtesy CNEWA-PMP, Beirut
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2000)
Lebanon salutes a half-century of tireless dedication of the Pontifical Mission.

Surviving War: A Mother’s Tale
by Amal Bouhabib with photographs by Sarah Hunter
(From ONE magazine January 2007)
War in Lebanon has changed the lives of thousands of families

A City Reborn
by Amal Bouhabib
(From ONE magazine March 2006)
Destroyed by war, Beirut’s downtown rises once more

Pillars of Lebanon
by Spencer Osberg with photographs by Sarah Hunter
(From ONE magazine July 2008)
Catholic schools heal a divided society

Road to Paradise: Under Construction
by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1997)
Four villages in post-war Lebanon benefit from CNEWA’s Beirut office relief and resettlement program.

Enduring a Bloodbath in East Beirut
by Thomas McHugh
(From Catholic Near East July 1990)
A firsthand report of the war in the Middle East from the Pontifical Mission’s staff in Beirut.

Healers in the Midst of Killing
by Sister Maureen Grady, C.S.C. and Sr. Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
photos: Pontifical Mission, Beirut
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1987)
Three religious women are hospital administrators in Beirut. Their daily courage and compassion let them be called “blessed.”

from News

New Maronite Patriarch Pledges to Reach Out to Muslims
Catholic News Service (29 March 2011)
The new patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church pledged to work with Muslims, noting that Lebanon is a country of partnership between Muslims and Christians.

from Blog Content

Planting Water, Growing Minds
Water purification in Beirut.

Explosion Near CNEWA's Beirut Office
Explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

Back in Beirut: A Reporter Returns
Journalist Diane Handal shares her impressions of Beirut, formed while reporting on CNEWA's work with an innovative microcredit program in Lebanon.

The Dreams of a Man Named Anis
Diane Handal writes of her travels to a town north of Beirut called Amchit, where she met a remarkable man who was one beneficiary of the microcredit program.

Picture of the Day: First Communion in Dbayeh
A young girl walks along a decorated wall as she joins her friends before the start of their first communion ceremony, in the Dbayeh Palestinian refugee camp, on the northern outskirts of Beirut, Lebanon. (photo: Dalia Khamissy)

Picture of the Day: Feeding the Mind and Spirit in Lebanon
Students have lunch at St. Charles School in Achrafieh located in east Beirut. 784 students, Muslim and Christian, attend St. Charles. (photo: Sarah Hunter)

Journey to the Holy Land: Water Life
CNEWA President Msgr. John Kozar reports on day three of his pastoral visit to the Middle East, focusing on water-related aid projects.

Picture of the Day: Pipe Dreams
A villager samples clean water from the new filtration system in Lebanon. (photo: Marilyn Raschka)

Picture of the Day: Beirut's Youth
Youth from all religious communities participate in an urban dance workshop in Beirut. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

A World Without Water
Journalist Don Duncan shares his perspective on Lebanon's water woes while reporting for the January edition of ONE magazine.

Picture of the Day: A Fruitful Vocation
Franciscan Sisters of the Cross of Lebanon pick fruit. (photo: Marilyn Raschcka)

Msgr. Kozar Joins Pope in Lebanon
Tom Gallagher of the National Catholic Reporter interviews CNEWA President Msgr. John E. Kozar on the pope's visit to Lebanon.

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Picture of the Day: Daily Bread
Several years ago, we took a bite out of Lebanon — looking at some of the unique foods of the land of cedars.

Making Friends in the Bekaa Valley
CNEWA’s president, Msgr. John E. Kozar, and chief communications officer, Michael La Civita, are making a round of pastoral visits in Lebanon this week.

Candles and Loofas
CNEWA Chief Communications Officer Michael La Civita shares details from his ongoing trip to Lebanon, Armenia and Georgia.

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Power of Grace
Michael La Civita and Msgr. Kozar visit Lebanon, February-March 2014.

Picture of the Day: An 'Oasis of Joy' in Beirut

Picture of the Day: ‘The Hope of Lebanon’
Youth prepare for synod