Sisters' wellspring in Vietnam: Giving people low-cost or free water opens the way to more services

Domincan sisters are making use of purification equipment to provide clean water to people who struggle in Vietnam, a place where wells are often polluted or dry. The sisters' water costs less and tastes better than water people can buy elsewhere, and distibuting it allows the sisters a chance to meet people and see what else they may need, such as other basic necessities or day care for their children.

"Leaves in their glory caught in the waters of time, crackling like glass. We are people in a moment, holding just a piece of it in our vision."

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Indiana sisters say foundress motivated by love for God, God's love for her

Mother Theodore Guerin was canonized October 15, 2006, making her Indiana's only saint. Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods began celebrating the 10th anniversary with a special Mass on her October 3 feast day. They planned to recall her arrival in Indiana with another service October 22.

Q & A with Sr. Celeste Goulet, ministering to aboriginal people in the Northwest Territories

Felician Sr. Celeste Goulet had never met a native person when she first felt called by the Holy Spirit to work with them following a 30-day retreat in 1973. Now she's a pastoral leader among the North Slavey people of Tulita, Northwest Territories, Canada, where she's been ministering since 1979.

At US-Mexico border, SOA Watch focuses on the same message through a new lens

This year, the annual SOA Watch protest took place at the border instead of at the school the group has protested for the last 27 years. The group still aims to draw attention to what used to be called the School of the Americas, but the 2016 gathering also focused on increased militarization of the border. "Different issue, but same shame," one protestor said.

Sisters respond to Haiti's needs after Hurricane Matthew brings a 'world of hurt'

The death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew now exceeds 1,000 and continues to rise, and the head of the United Nations warned that a "massive response is required" to stave off problems that include hunger and cholera. Dozens of communities of women religious both in and outside Haiti are responding to the massive needs.

Outreach in Guatemala City's red-light district: 'We care for you as you are'

Sr. Magdalena Pascual is one of six Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer who does outreach work on La Línea, "The Line," Guatemala City's well-known, notorious red-light district. Seven days a week, nearly 24 hours a day, as many as 250 women or more ranging in age from their early 20s to mid-60s work as prostitutes on a barren, two-block stretch of grim row houses where a weed-covered train track divides the bleak street in half.