Daughter of Wisdom Sr. Jean Quinn, executive director of UNANIMA International, is pushing the global body to mount a head-on effort on homelessness. But the issue is complex, with no internationally agreed upon definition and a host of taboo associations surrounding the crisis.
GSR spoke with Sr. Noelina Nakato, who recently won the 2019 World Championship in Theology (Ecumenism). The award recognized Nakato's research work on ecumenism, which is considered "a breakthrough in the field."
Haiti is a place of unreliable government services, high fuel prices, earthquake damage and other struggles. When I went in January, I came to better understand where the Little Sisters of St. Therese get their funds, do a workshop on grant writing for them, and, of course, check in with our many scholarship students.
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.
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