by Susan Huppert, NAMMA God uses tiny things to create big changes. Karen Parsons retired on Dec. 31, 2020, after a long career in maritime ministry. She was a young mother of three small children when she attended Mass in Detroit, Michigan,
Stella Maris celebrates 100 years of consistent service and care across the globe.
Global seafarers’ charity Stella Maris (formerly known as Apostleship of the Sea) has launched a new logo, marking the start of its Centenary Year and commemorating World Maritime Day today.
By Susan Huppert, NAMMA Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 hurricane, left significant damage at the Stella Maris Seafarer’s Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, after it made landfall on the Texas-Louisiana border last Thursday. “Half of our roof was lost,” said Deacon Patrick Lapoint, director of
We all seek people we can trust. When seafarers come to a port city after days or weeks at sea, they appreciate the same. Care of seafarers is nearly as old as the profession. The Apostleship of the Sea, or Stella
By Susan Huppert, NAMMA Shared experiences enable us to care about others. We connect with others if we can personally relate with their experience. Such was the case when Anglican priest, Steven Gilbert, started a mission to seafarers in Sarnia, Ontario, in 1983. His son
Facilitate crew changes and support out-of-work seafarers: A renewed call to work together from welfare organisations
The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), and the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA), with their respective memberships of concerned shipping companies and seafarers’ ministries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, encourage governments and the maritime industry to continue to work together to
by Fr. Bruno Ciceri, cs Since the declaration of the pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), it was clear that the lives of seafarers, fishers and their families would be impacted significantly. Thanks to the stable work and a good
L’ICMA tenait en octobre dernier sa 11e conférence mondiale sous le thème de « 50 years of Working Together for Seafarers, Fishers and their Families ». À cette occasion, 264 délégués des 27 organisations regroupées au sein de l’ICMA se sont réunis pendant près d’une semaine à