Sr. Rhonda Miska is a Sinsinawa Dominican novice who writes from River Forest, Illinois, where she ministers at Dominican University. She is a graduate of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and was a Jesuit Volunteer in Nicaragua from 2002 to 2004.

Her past ministries include accompaniment of the Spanish-speaking immigrant community, Muslim-Christian dialogue, teaching poetry as spiritual practice, social justice education, direct outreach to people who are homeless, congregation-based community organizing, and coordination of a community with adults with intellectual disabilities. Her writing has appeared in appeared in various print and online publications, including Celebration, the Young Adult Catholics blog, and Millennial Journal. She is a contributor to Catholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts to the Table (Paulist Press, 2015). She is a native of Middleton, Wisconsin. Read more of her work here.

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Fear, faith within Nicaraguan church

Decades after the Sandinista revolution and 16 years after I first arrived in Nicaragua as a Jesuit Volunteer — recent testomonies from men and women religious in Nicaragua echo the fear and faith, repression and resistance of stories from the past that I heard during my time there. 

Q & A with Kimberly Ritter, fighting human trafficking with a smartphone app

Travelers have the chance to help rescue sex-trafficking victims via the TraffickCam app, which is creating a database of hotel room photos. It's a project of Exchange Initiative, which came into being after meeting planner Kimberly Ritter crossed paths with the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Q & A with Sr. Kate Kuenstler, advising the laity when their parishes face closure

Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ Sr. Kate Kuenstler serves as an independent canon lawyer and has worked with Catholics from 30 dioceses across the United States as well as communities in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

Q & A with Sr. Eileen McKenzie, providing holistic health care the Franciscan way

Sr. Eileen McKenzie first found herself drawn to biology and studying life in high school. "It's tending to this miracle of the human body and spirit," she said. She went to nursing school and worked as a nurse in California before sensing a call to religious life and becoming a Lay Mission Helper. As a Lay Mission Helper, she spent three and a half years in Cameroon, learning about different cultural aspects of health care and how family, relationships and beliefs can play a role.