Sr. Jisha Jiya is the first Catholic woman religious in India to direct and produce a feature film. The 39-year-old Medical Sister of St. Joseph made the film "Ente Vellithooval" ("My Silver Feather") in Malayalam, the language of the southern Indian state of Kerala, where she lives and works. The movie tells the story of the impact of a Catholic nun on a modern family.
Q & A
"I believe everyone has a unique vocation, and I enjoy helping people find what that is," says Sr. Sharon Dillon of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis. Dillon spoke with Global Sisters Report about her vision for the organization became executive director of in June, and how her past ministries inform her work.
Venezuela's dire economic crisis has started to impact the young students of Santo Angel School outside Caracas. According to Sr. Blanca Griselis, the school's social worker, 35 students currently come to school with little to no food. She spoke with GSR about her efforts to keep students fed and in class.
People without homes in Leavenworth, Kansas, now have a shelter, laundry facility, showers, and transportation to essential services thanks to the combined efforts of more than 30 local churches. Taking the lead on that effort is Sr. Vickie Perkins.
A key part of Maryknoll Sr. Elizabeth Zwareva's ministry at the U.N. has been focused on nuclear disarmament. Given the current tensions between the United States and North Korea, GSR asked her for her thoughts about the current conflict and broader peace-related issues.
Sr. Gerardine Mueller of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, New Jersey, can't do many of the things she used to. But that doesn't get her down. She is still able to make art and she still fulfills a dream she had since she was 3 years old: being a nun.
Sr. Cora Richardson challenged apartheid and met Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko. She retired to Ireland four years ago, but despite her age, she continues to speak up for what she believes in, including women priests.
At a recent town hall meeting broadcast on CNN, Sinsinawa Dominican Sr. Erica Jordan got to ask Speaker Paul Ryan how his policies match up to Catholic social teaching. She found his answer patronizing and shares with Global Sisters Report what she would have said next if given the chance.
Mary Immaculate Sr. Licia Puthuparambil, a member of the Canon Law Council of the International Union of Superiors General, lends her expertise to its mission to provide canonical guidance to leaders of religious institutes of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere.
LCWR 2017: At the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Holy Cross Sr. Sharlet Wagner was energized by an emerging narrative of oneness — "connections across congregations, connections across the global sisterhood, connections with laypeople."
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