Gail DeGeorge became editor of Global Sisters Report in January 2016. She lives near Washington, D.C., and has spent much of her career reporting on economic, business and labor market issues for national and regional publications. She's taught eighth grade and Confirmation classes for more than 10 years at parishes in South Florida and Silver Spring, Maryland, helped revitalize the Rosary Guild ministry at St. Bonaventure in Davie, Florida, and served on the parish council, volunteered at a food pantry and other parish activities.
The dispute over St. Mary's Mission Hospitals pits a former Maryknoll priest against the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi. Each side claims ownership of the hospitals, with the standoff resulting in an exodus of staff and significantly diminished service to patients.
The event brought together young adult Catholic women ages 21-30 for five days of inspirational and motivational talks, leadership training, prayer workshops and mentoring sessions.
Sr. Sophie de Jésus speaks with GSR about the challenges throughout the formation of Association Compassion Asian Youth, an organization she founded years ago in the Philippines to help teens and young adults better themselves.
Meet the alumni of a pair of programs started in the Philippines that help young people in trouble with the law or who are recovering from trauma and need advocacy and guidance — and the Missionaries of Mary sisters whose ACAY program provides them foundations for life.