August 20, 2018

Mercy Sr. Marilyn Lacey greets a South Sudanese refugee at a refugee camp in northern Uganda in January 2018. Ten years ago, Lacey founded Mercy Beyond Borders, a nonprofit group that helps educate girls and support women's entrepreneurial projects in South Sudan and Haiti. (CNS/Courtesy of Sr. Marilyn Lacey)

"La vida religiosa no tiene fronteras — religious life has no borders."

—Sr. Teresa Maya, a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word, speaking at the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious