Elisabeth Auvillain is a French freelance writer who lives in Paris, where she was born and raised. She started her career in London then lived in Austria, Switzerland, Pakistan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Germany before coming back to France. She worked mainly as a correspondent for the French Catholic daily La Croix and for Radio France Internationale. She is married to American journalist and NCR contributor Tom Heneghan. 

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Q & A with Sr. Nathalie Becquart: Upcoming synod could 'turn a clerical church into a synodal church'

Sr. Nathalie Becquart, a member of the Xavière Sisters in France, talks about preparing for the October 2022 Synod of Bishops, which will have the theme: "For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission."

New app features French Benedictines singing the Liturgy of the Hours in Gregorian chant

Neumz, a website and an app, enables anyone to listen to hymns and chants sung by Benedictine nuns in France. The project involves recording the entire Gregorian chant repertory for all three years of the liturgical cycle.

Q & A with Sr. Christiane Hourticq, on liturgical life under lockdown in France

With churches closed during the two strict COVID-19 lockdowns imposed in France, the Soeurs Auxiliatrices des Âmes du Purgatoire decided to be creative and organize their own celebrations of the Word.

French and Filipino volunteers help young detainees secure a better future

Association Compassion Asian Youth helps underage inmates better themselves. Its Second Chance program depends on volunteers and alumni who help offenders recognize destructive patterns and opportunities to change.