Four Sisters of St. Francis Xavier — two Filipina sisters and two sisters from Myanmar — look after 18 residents of a home in San Pedro that provides shelter to women ages 60-90 who are experiencing homelessness.
Vietnam has an estimated 242,000 people with HIV. Religious sisters run a clinic where they serve some 200 HIV/AIDS patients; the sisters support those rejected by family and society, and they fight misinformation.
Driven by the issue of student suicides in India, we educators of Ursuline schools and colleges drew up a plan for life-boosting practices and for teaching — with the help of students and parents — that life is sacred.
In my years of ministering to the women at a maximum-security prison, I have found those four hours on Sunday are the highlight of the week, as I offer the Eucharist to the women and make rounds in the visiting room.
I'm ministering in a school where my community has served for about 100 years. When I started, there were a dozen members of my community. In August, when another school year started, I was suddenly "the only one" left.
Unseasonal weather in Vietnam has left many struggling. Congregations have been providing to hundreds in need. Sisters continue this aid amid the Lunar New Year, providing gifts to help people celebrate.
After seeing the work of the nuns at the Catholic Church's 80 health care facilities across Bangladesh, many girls from remote areas now show interest in becoming nurses, which was unimaginable 20 years ago.
The Missionary Sisters of the Resurrection own the Catholic Bilingual School of Our Lady of the Resurrection and started running a preschool in 2011. After starting with just 17 children, the school now enrolls 300 and counting.