Ministry

Sisters' killer sentenced to life without parole in Mississippi

A plea agreement spared Rodney Earl Sanders from the death penalty, which was opposed by both sisters' congregations and their families. Sr. Paula Merrill of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Sr. Margaret Held of the School Sisters of St. Francis were nurse practitioners ministering to the poor in rural Mississippi when they were stabbed to death in 2016.

Q & A with Sr. Magdalena Rybak, caring for patients in an ICU dialysis wing

Running an eight-bed intensive care unit at a long-term acute care facility has its ups and downs, Sr. Magdalena Rybak says. But the 42-year-old Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth says it's all part of a calling that is alive and well more than 20 years after she entered religious life. She talked to Global Sisters Report about nursing, her life's passion.

As kidney donors, Kerala sisters offer gift of life to ailing patients

Kochi, India - "I got my kidneys as a gift from God. As life is precious, I gave that as a gift to another person." With the help of the Kidney Federation of India, founded by Fr. Davis Chiramel, sisters in Kerala state, along with priests and one bishop, have donated a kidney, with recipients including relatives, fellow sisters, and strangers. It's path-breaking in a country where commercial kidney transplant is rampant.

Q & A with Sr. Elenita Belardo on coordinating missionary efforts in the rural Philippines

Sr. Elenita Belardo, a the Religious of the Good Shepherd, is the current coordinator of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, a broad alliance of lay and religious missionaries who journey in solidarity with peasants from northern, central and southern Philippine provinces in their quest for land justice and freedom.