Zambian born and a Zimbabwe resident, Jill Day writes on people and lifestyles. In addition to working for the Global Sisters Report, she edits farming and fashion magazines in Zimbabwe and has been nominated as editor of the year in both Zimbabwe and South Africa, where she worked previously. Last year she ghosted a biographical cookery book judged the world's second most entertaining cookbook in the Paris International Cookery Book Award. Day is a member of Soroptimist, an international women's volunteer organization, and serves on the council of St John Ambulance and Harare Children's Home, is a governor of Arundel School and former vice chairman of the National Institute of Allied Arts. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from the Sorbonne and a a post graduate degree (IESP) from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.



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Q & A with Cuba’s Discalced Carmelites

The 11 million Cubans resemble unshod Carmelites, separated from the world yet intensely aware of it. Contemplative sisters of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, which was founded in Spain, emulate the life of Saint Teresa de Jesús , also known as St. Teresa of Avila. A Cuban congregation was founded in 1702 and has been a contemplative house of prayer ever since.

Q & A with Sr. Clara Mangwengwe

A Missionary Sister of the Precious Blood, Sr. Clara Mangwengwe is secretary to the Conference of Major Religious Superiors of Zimbabwe (CMRS). It is a long way from her home in the deeply rural central province. She is the communications’ hub for the conference and runs the organization either electronically from her convent 55 miles outside Harare or her office in the capital city twice a week.

Q & A with Sr. Dominica Siegel

A lifetime of teaching reached a pinnacle in the 1980s for Sr. Dominica Siegel, OP, when she helped Dr. Dzingai Mutumbuka, minister of education in newly independent Zimbabwe, develop various programs that resulted in free primary school education for all.

Sisters, other Catholics, care for elderly in Cuba

Little Sisters of the Abandoned Elderly help 130 lay staff care for 380 residents at Santovenia home for the aged and for 140 daytime visitors needing food and other support in the capital of Cuba, and the Catholic Comunidad de Sant’Egidio has 200 volunteers in Havana who pair older people with the young to enrich the lives of the poor of all ages.