Drawing from her own battle with major depressive disorder, Cenacle Sr. Maria Cecilia "Cecille" Tuble now advocates for greater mental health awareness and help for people who are depressed and suicidal.
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As a volunteer observer for the U.S. National Weather Service, Benedictine Sr. Marva Hoeckelman records temperatures each day at South Dakota's Mother of God Monastery. The work is simple but profound for Hoeckelman, who also writes nature poetry.
Given the high number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Siaya in Kenya and the stigma associated with the disease, especially among children, Sr. Mary Nafula of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Anna and her team have created a welcoming environment for such youth.
At the Women of Wisdom and Action colloquium, I met Sr. Rashmi Kanta Kiro, who belongs to the Daughters of St. Anne, Ranchi, the first congregation in India founded by tribal women. One of the first two female tribal doctoral students in India, Rashmi is carrying on their revolutionary charism.
Sr. Marcia Hall of the Oblate Sisters of Providence talks about why a film highlighting the experiences of young black religious is necessary and the surprising things she's learned as first-time film producer.
Being assigned to a hill tribe in Mae Jam, Chiang Mai, a northern area of Thailand, changed the life of Sr. Marie Agnes Buasap, a Sister of St. Paul de Chartres. Her congregation has been in Thailand for 120 years and has 22 schools for students from kindergarten to high school.
The Los Angeles-based playwright's latest work with History Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, tells the true story of four biological sisters who all became Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and became celebrated fixtures in the St. Paul-Minneapolis peace community.
"I am a Hmong nun, and I work hard for my people's benefits," says Dominican Sr. Marie Cu Thi Quynh Hoa, who travels hundreds of kilometers by motorbike to work with Hmong villagers in Vietnam's northern mountainous provinces.
Sr. Hellen Lamunu is the project coordinator of Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate Centre for Disadvantaged Children in Gulu, Uganda, which provides shelter, schooling and vocational training for vulnerable children and young people in an area of northern Uganda.Many of those the center assists are former child soldiers, and Lamunu is an advocate for assisting them and trying to reintegrate them into society.
Focus on Human Trafficking - Human trafficking has been on the rise in Brazil. One goal is to keep people who fit the main demographics of trafficking victims — children and women ages 8-29 — from falling into networks of sexual exploitation through prevention in schools.
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