Camille D’Arienzo, RSM, is a writer, public speaker, community development liaison and member of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. She has been interviewing members of the Catholic church about how their faith has affected them for her column in NCR since 2011. Her experience with New York media includes more than 40 years as a religion commentator for 1010 WINS radio. D’Arienzo is the author and narrator of the Stories of Forgiveness audiobook, which can be obtained from Now You Know Media. She is a past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. In 1993 she founded and since continues to head The Cherish Life Circle, which opposes the capital punishment and offers an annual service for families of murder victims. She won first place in the Catholic Press Association 2013 awards for best essay in religious order magazines for "Called, and called again" in the VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide (Chicago, Ill.).
NCR board member Sr. Helen Garvey started her ministry in education, was elected to leadership and coordinated the exhibition, "Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America."
With the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, former journalist lives out passion for justice in a global network.
The youngest of eight children, Diane DeBernardo was at World Youth Day in Poland this year. Her travels often intersect with her faith.
Sr. Mary Mundy has been a pastoral associate for 23 years of her 52 years in religious life and says she cries every time she leaves a ministry because "friends are precious."