The Life - Living among people who are poor, living an exemplary life that speaks louder than words, recognizing Christ in others, incarnating God's tenderness, love, mercy and justice for all they meet, realizing that the people they serve are their salvation — these are the ways in which sisters fit into the "great commission" of Jesus in Matthew 28: to make disciples of all nations.
Benedictine Sr. Helen Lange, who turns 105 Sept. 28, is described as someone who leaves an endearing mark on all those she encounters. For 44 years, she taught school in Texas, Louisiana and Florida and she talks about these years with great joy and amazing recall.
GSR Today - Earlier this month, two South Sudanese political rivals, President Salva Kiir and former vice president and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace agreement many hope will end this terrible war.
Issues surrounding labor migration — such as the rights of migrant workers, high fees on wired remittances, and inconsistent policies across nations — were the focus of a recent three-day conference, "Migrant Workers: An Asian-Pacific Experience." The gathering in New Delhi drew 161 participants, mostly religious, from across Asia.
Holy Angels, a home in Belmont for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, lived up to its reputation of hospitality, sheltering a group of medically fragile North Carolinians fleeing from Tropical Storm Florence.
About 2,000 people from around the world gathered in Strasbourg to honor Blessed Alphonse Marie Eppinger, a 19th-century sister who went out to serve on the peripheries.
Srs. Susanne Dziedzic and Johnna Ciezobka opened a community resource center in Kingstree, South Carolina, 26 years ago. The Felician Center has flourished, and today is in the process of transitioning to lay leadership.
Greetings from Lesbos. We are enjoying a lovely breeze in the mornings; flowers and trees are rejoicing. This beauty contrasts with the camps, which are overflowing with refugees. More boats arrive each week, with more and more people fleeing for their lives.
In a part of Guatemala City that lacks public health amenities, Sr. Sarah Mulligan runs a clinic where locals of all income levels can get affordable, quality medical care. Clínica Daniel Comboni offers several programs to meet locals' needs; some services empower local women, while others supplement children's education and nutrition.
GSR Today - One of only three indigenous women's congregations in Guatemala, the Missionaries of the Eucharist serve in the country's remote mountains, inheritors of both the glory and the challenges of their country.
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