October 3, 2017

Nyanthak Arop Mahadi, a midwife, examines Nyankiir Makuac Deng in the Caritas clinic March 28, 2015, in Mading Achueng, a village in Abyei, a contested region along the border between Sudan and South Sudan. (CNS/Paul Jeffrey)

"When you're a midwife, you're really involved in the total recreation of the universe all the time. I believe God runs the universe, and when he gives me the chance to help him or her, I am just so thrilled."

—Franciscan Sister of Mary Angela Murdaugh, from "Women religious answer the call for the midwife globally" by Dawn Araujo-Hawkins, published on Global Sisters Report. This week is National Midwifery Week in the U.S.