Migration

While migrants wait on the border, sisters in Mexico welcome them daily to the 'dining room'

Four Missionary Sisters of the Eucharist in the Nogales community run the Aid Center for Migrants, part of a congregation of about 60 sisters, living in 11 communities in Mexico. A 10-minute walk from the Mariposa Border Crossing, the center serves more than 100 people a day. Every day the sisters minister to people who have encountered stressful situations. To handle this, the sisters rely on prayer and their community life, as well as days off for personal chores, time and renewal.

Guardian Angel sisters in Mexico risk safety to aid often-traumatized migrants

Ixtepec, Mexico - To the Guardian Angel sisters who run it, the Albergue Hermanos en el Camino migrant shelter is more than a center for resources or a bed for the night. It's an opportunity to prevent trafficking and identify those who may have experienced it. And though, with the threat of gangs, the sisters' lives can "truly be in danger ... we will share our space, and we will live out our mission."

Welcome of the heart: Sisters build bonds in collaborative effort to assist immigrants

About 20 sisters from 16 congregations in the San Antonio Archdiocese are serving as part of an interfaith collaboration to minister to the surge of immigrants who are seeking safety in the United States. Sisters are building relationships with both the border crossers that they assist as well as those in authority.