Every day, 250 women come to the Fountain of Life Women's Center, run by the Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd Sisters, to gain skills they hope will give them an alternative to earning money in prostitution.
GSR Today - Words matter, and people should know what you mean when you say it to them. But there is confusion about President Donald Trump's stated immigration stance while he was campaigning and policies once he became president.
"And so the journey continues, sometimes uphill, sometime on smooth terrain. Rocks and thorns will be part of any journey, but I have a deep belief that the Almighty will never let me down."Read more
About 40 Bon Secours Sisters from Peru are on the ground providing health care. While the sisters had previous experience in medical campaigns, being thrown into emergency situations requiring them to "think on their feet and troubleshoot" has been a new experience for them.
GSR Today - As Global Sisters Report marks its third anniversary April 22, our coverage of Catholic sisters reflects their efforts to bring about the world we prayed for during the Economic and Ecological Way of the Cross.
Catholic women religious know using the internet to recruit new sisters is effective, and though few have a strategy for exactly how to do that, they're willing to learn, new research shows.
A study released April 18 by A Nun's Life Ministry says most congregations have an online presence — usually a website and a Facebook page — and are eager to further their use of the internet to connect with women discerning a call to religious life.
Adrian Dominican Sr. Nancy Murray knows from decades of theater work that without great writing, a great performer is nothing. She also knows this from the experience of four of her brothers: Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray, John Murray and Joel Murray.
Notes from the Field - In early February, one of my fellow Good Shepherd Volunteers, Liana, and I received an unexpected request from one of our supervisors: "The contemplative sisters who live behind you want to learn English. Can you set up a time to meet?"
Every day, hundreds of people walk up and down the Upper Manhattan block of 97th Street just off of Broadway and pass an inconspicuous brown door. They probably never give it a thought or care. But to knock on that door and be greeted by Sr. Mary Petrosky of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary is to enter a warm, welcoming and comfortable space, one that merges the spirit of a convent with a kind of mini-United Nations.
The Dominicans at Lourdes Convent want to convert a corridor of bedrooms into a temporary housing unit for two women who are homeless and their young children. But their lawyer next-door neighbor has taken his objections to City Hall.
GSR Today - Meditating on the daily liturgical readings sometime during Lent, a daydream about Moses and his staff distracted me. He held it out over the Red Sea and got rid of the water. He hit the rock with it and found water. Wow, a magic wand worthy of a Harry Potter story!
Last year, Pope Francis issued a decree revising the rules for the traditional foot-washing ritual on Holy Thursday, saying the rite should no longer be limited to men and boys but also include women and girls. A rash of headlines was received with mixed reactions by the Catholic community across the globe. While some individual priests in Kenya long ago adapted the ritual of foot washing to women, others adamantly cling to tradition.
GSR Today - We have rediscovered a handful of Lenten, Holy Week and Easter reflections published from years past to inspire you in this Holy Week and into the early Easter season.
At an April 6 conference at the University of Notre Dame, scholars shared observations about the influx of foreign-born sisters coming to minister in the United States, and how it reflects the history of global sisterhood.
In Kenya, the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and the Dimesse Sisters have learned how to produce bounty from a small footprint of land, and they're passing those skills onto others.
A series of meetings requested by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights started in Panama this week to address the problem of human rights violations against environmental activists in the country.
After being honored as a Woman of Courage, a Salesian sister from Syria said President Donald Trump's decision to bomb a Syrian air base is a step back from peace.
No one thinks it will be easy to pressure nuclear states, but public support for disarmament can be built over time, peace activists argue. "You can't think pressure won't make a difference," says Sr. Stacy Hanrahan. "It will."