From A Nun's Life podcasts - Not until she was working with unaccompanied minors in US Immigration Services did Sr. Trish Doan realize the truth: As a Vietnamese refugee, she herself had been an unaccompanied minor.
Her name is Ireny Perez Escalante. She was found dead in Sierra Vista, Arizona, on Sept. 28, 2020. She was 23 years old. More than two years later, she was remembered by name on All Souls' Day at a local parish.
This year's Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony focused on the theme "The Power of Perseverance." About 250 attendees heard stories of the global refugee crisis involving over 100 million displaced people.
Aguilas del Desierto searches for migrants who are lost, injured or deceased in the desert. They also work to save lives through a campaign that educates migrants about dangers involved with crossing the southern border.
As sisters, we are called to hold the pain, grief and joy of the world in our hands and to unite ourselves with our siblings around the world. This prophetic call wasn't far from my mind as I headed to the airport.