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.
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.
GSR Today - We don't know yet the full extent of how the pandemic will change religious life, but I have observed this past year how sisters have demonstrated courage, one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Tapping creativity and ingenuity is a hallmark of the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers-AmeriCorps members — more than 400 — who found their terms of service at some 220 schools and community center sites disrupted by the pandemic.