Viatores Christi – at my age!
Viatores Christi recruits, prepares and facilitates the placement of volunteers who wish to serve in areas of need, mainly in the developing world. It is an Irish Catholic lay missionary movement founded in 1960 which provides a six months preparatory programme for volunteers. Professionals and non-professionals alike are given the opportunity to experience a very different way of life overseas while sharing their skills and talents, empowering and facilitating local community development. When Tina McCarthy retired from teaching she became a volunteer, Eileen Good asked her about her decision to volunteer at such a time in her life.