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Love Begins Here

Love Begins Here - Coming to St. Maria Goretti in July

Diocese of Madison’s Local, Life-changing Mission Trips

Modeled after the life of St. Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity, Love Begins Here, (known as LBH) missionaries live a simple life made up of prayer, service, and time spent in community. Love Begins Here launched on June 21, 2009. That summer, we had 56 missionaries take to the streets of the Madison Diocese.

After eleven years of growth and guidance from the Holy Spirit, nearly 800 missionaries served on LBH trips in 2019. To this date, Love Begins Here has given over 113,000 hours of service to those in need - materially and spiritually - in the Madison Diocese.

This summer, we are going to be reflecting on two things that were central to the life and spirituality of St. Teresa of Calcutta – our hearts and our Blessed Mother. This summer, we will learn what it means to ask Mary to lend us her heart, so that we can love Jesus with a pure and beautiful love like she did so perfectly.


Register Now - Space is Limited


How can the SMG parish community get involved?

  • Be a member of the Planning Team
  • Volunteer as a Lead Missionary
  • Promote and encourage youth to attend
  • Lend your spiritual strength in prayer as a “Prayer Warrior”
  • Recommend community members needing a helping hand

Questions? Contact Melissa Coleman at 608-298-2098

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