Sr. Maria Louise Edwards has been a Felician Sister for eight years. Graduating from New York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater, she has ministered as mission leader for Holy Name of Mary College School in Canada, and as assistant director of the Angela Spirituality Center in Pomona, California. She has also worked with women involved in domestic violence, and served on a team with a Catholic deliverance ministry.

Her current ministry is with people who are homeless on the streets of Pomona, California, and with a prostitution diversion program that reaches out to women on the streets and caught in human trafficking.

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Searching for the lost in the desert

For over 10 years, Felician Sisters have been present to the undocumented and homeless in Pomona, California. But recently we realized that those we met on the streets were the "success" story — migrants who had survived, versus the hundreds who die in our deserts every year.