The Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa has endured for nearly 50 years, despite being not often recognized or fully engaged by the church hierarchy or civic communities. I recently participated in a miracle: its 18th assembly.
One month after two Catholic sisters were executed on a road in South Sudan, their killers remain unidentified, and church leaders are losing patience with an apparent lack of progress in resolving the murder.
The online gathering "Being Benedictine in the 21st Century " brought together vowed members, oblates, volunteers, staff and others who see monastic spirituality as a vital source of healing for an unsettled world.
Good Shepherd sisters in Mozambique have ministered to families marginalized by lack of employment and education since 1887. Now they're helping to ease suffering for people fleeing Cabo Delgado province, the epicenter of a national crisis involving an extremist power struggle.