After serving five years in leadership for my congregation, the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in Philadelphia, I wanted a ministry experience in an underserved area, helping in whatever way I could. In March, I traveled to Ghana, West Africa, expecting to find God. I was not disappointed.
The mass shootings in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio, have prompted women religious across the country to demand specific action to curb gun violence.
LCWR 2019 - As a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange, "I love to connect people to our mission," Sr. Jayne Helmlinger says. Colleagues say her experience leading a community of increasing diversity will serve her well in a national role with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
Loreto Sr. Teresia Wamuyu Wachira of Kenya and French Bishop Marc Stenger have been elected to the shared leadership of the global Catholic peace organization Pax Christi International.
Mercy Sr. Lillian Murphy, a longtime champion of affordable housing in the United States, is being remembered both for her leadership of Mercy Housing Inc. and her passionate belief that housing is a human right and a matter of justice.
About 20 sisters from 16 congregations in the San Antonio Archdiocese are serving as part of an interfaith collaboration to minister to the surge of immigrants who are seeking safety in the United States. Sisters are building relationships with both the border crossers that they assist as well as those in authority.
An elderly religious sister who worked for many years at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the papal residence, was at her congregation's house recovering from surgery when she received an unexpected visit from Pope Francis.
Homelessness is an human rights issue, and we urgently need a paradigm shift away from the many abusive attitudes and beliefs that circulate around it. So the sisters of UNANIMA, with various partners, are embarking on a research project to explore the root causes and drivers, challenges, good practices and wider issues surrounding family homelessness.
Given the high number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Siaya in Kenya and the stigma associated with the disease, especially among children, Sr. Mary Nafula of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Anna and her team have created a welcoming environment for such youth.
GSR Today - Welcome to the third year of our monthly series called The Life. Our 2019-20 panel of 20 sisters from around the world will share their reflections on the unique, challenging lives of Catholic women religious.
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