Through a new initiative, congregations, federations and conferences around the world will work to ensure Catholic sisters with dementia and cognitive impairment will live their best lives both physically and spiritually until the end of their days.
People who work in ministry, counseling and social work sometimes need the space and support to go through our own grieving process. It's OK to admit that and to accept the support. We simply cannot give what we do not have.
The city of Tapachula in Chiapas, Mexico, is a place of transit for thousands of migrants. Comboni Missionary Sisters have established a program called "Effatá" that provides welcome, support and healing to migrants.
Holy Family Sr. Tessy Kodiyil manages Aswas ("Comfort"), a center that reaches out to accident victims and their families in the Indian state of Kerala, with a mission to bring love and hope to those in pain.
In Ho Chi Minh City and two provinces in Vietnam badly hit by COVID-19's delta variant, hundreds of women and men religious have voluntarily joined front-line forces to take care of patients at understaffed hospitals.
I have been a physical therapist assistant for almost 28 years. During the pandemic, I adjusted to physical distancing, faced the fear of contagion, and coped with losing others, while not being able to sit with them before they pass.
Up to 30% of Nigeria's population may suffer from mental illness. To address a gap in care, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul provide treatment and an inpatient home to those rejected by society.
When people with COVID-19 symptoms thronged a five-bed clinic in Chachana village, India, the Carmelite nurses there scurried to fashion an open-air clinic with donated cots and tents to handle the overflow.
In San Pedro Sula, Casa Corazón de la Misericordia has served more than 1,000 HIV-positive children who have come through its doors since it was established in 1995 by Mercy Srs. Masbely Del Cid and Sandra Hernández.