Blanca Nubia Lopez is a member of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. She has worked with girl children for over 30 years. She holds a degree in pedagogical science and is a professional theologian. She is the current director of Talitha Kun in Cartagena de Indias and a member of the Cartagena Archdiocesan social pastoral team. She and the staff of Talitha Kum have long term plans to establish 20 more centers for child protection of the girl children in Cartagena.

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Papal encounter in Cartagena

Shall I start with the beautiful city of Cartagena, Colombia? Or shall I begin with the extraordinary surprise of meeting the pope? Shall I talk about the girls who suffer so many risks in a world of social inequality? Actually, each of these elements, as they converged during a papal visit in September, caused me to look anew at my own life. For 34 years, I have been a Sister of the Good Shepherd. I am a Colombian whose life has held an ordinary history of joys, lights and shadows.