While greeting French pilgrims attending his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square May 22, Pope Francis said he was saddened to hear of the brutal murder of Daughter of Jesus Sr. Inés Nieves Sancho, a 77-year-old Spanish missionary who was killed May 20 outside her convent in Nola, Central African Republic.
GSR Today - Last summer, at a meeting of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, I met a number of Vietnamese sisters who were part of a 1975 migration from Vietnam. My curiosity was piqued as I learned that each found her way to the Kentucky Dominicans and later as a group to the Dominican Sisters of Peace.
Sr. Lilly Manavalan from the Franciscan Clarist congregation applies her passion for serving the impoverished toward the rescue of children who have been abandoned due to the stigma of HIV. Manavalan, a nurse, brings the children to St. Clare Girls' Centre, a home where they receive medicine, treatment and compassion.
My spirit has not been the same since sharing life among the Navajo people. Their love and appreciation of the harmony of all life has found a home within me.
The umbrella group representing approximately 450,000 Catholic women religious around the world has elected Polish Sr. Jolanda Kafka, the general superior of the Claretian Missionary Sisters, as its new president. Kafka, who has led her congregation since 2017, takes over UISG leadership from Maltese Sr. Carmen Sammut.
We Sri Lankans collaborate with one another in celebrating each other's religious festivals. But with this violent incident on Easter Sunday, our unity and identity have been tarnished.
An initially scheduled audience with Pope Francis turned into a dialogue between him and congregational leaders at the closing session of the International Union of Superiors General triennial assembly May 10 — and the hundreds attending couldn't have been more delighted.
After reflection and analysis of both Catholic social teaching and the societal shortcomings in Uganda that enable human trafficking, Catholic sisters resolved to and take action.
Women religious like Sr. Constance Veit of the Little Sisters of the Poor embrace the call to be a spiritual mother. "Our motherhood is exercised by loving those whom God puts in our path, those to whom he confides to us to care for."
Praised for a "diverse background in health care, education, and social work," Haddad, currently vice president of sponsorship and mission services for Catholic Health Association, will take over July 1, succeeding retiring CEO Sr. Carol Keehan.
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