Mary Vanderhoof is an Associate in Mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia. She lives in Hamilton, New Jersey, belongs to an SSJ Christian Growth Group and is a founding board member of the Center for FaithJustice in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Married for 36 years to her husband, Randy, she is the mother of three adult married daughters and has three grandsons. She has a MS degree in Physiology from Rutgers University, and retired following a 35-year career as a medical writing scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. She is currently a board member of three other Catholic non-profit organizations.

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'Seeing is believing' on the border

I recently spent a week at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. I went primarily to meet and serve the migrant families, but also in hope of returning as a credible eyewitness to what is happening at our border. My week left me heart broken, but "The wound is where the light enters."