When Sr. Michaela Rak opened the first hospice in Lithuania in 2009, she didn't know she would open a whole new world for palliative care patients in this European country that used to be part of the Soviet bloc.
Mercy Sr. Rosemary Connelly, former executive director of Misericordia and lifelong advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities, will receive the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics.
Gathered for a pregame huddle in Ross Hall at their motherhouse, a spirited group of Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth enthusiastically shared advice and encouragement in advance of the big Super Bowl.
Divine intervention may be the only explanation for how two college teammates graduated, ventured off on different career paths miles apart and then, 40 years later, ended up on the same journey in Miami, both wearing habits.
The Missionary Sisters of the Resurrection own the Catholic Bilingual School of Our Lady of the Resurrection and started running a preschool in 2011. After starting with just 17 children, the school now enrolls 300 and counting.
"We were not allowed to go into the ER when [the doctors] were working on him, but after Dr. King was pronounced dead, we were admitted to it, and the authorities gave us the time we needed to pray with him."