Responding to Ebola from afar - There are many front lines in a war, and none are more important than another. That’s how Mary Rizzo, the development coordinator for the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters in Reading, Penn., found herself battling the Ebola crisis in Liberia, even though she was nearly 5,000 miles away. Global Sisters Report shares the story of her fundraising that has sent more than $150,000 toward medical care in Africa and is asking you for stories about how others are stepping up to this outbreak.
See for Yourself - My polite refusal of beer at a party always spawns a question or two along the lines of, “Sister, aren’t you permitted to drink beer?” “Why yes,” I respond. “I can have alcoholic beverages. I just never developed the taste for beer or wine, so that leaves more for you!”
"If we live the Gospel and focus on building God’s reign through acts of service and love, we can hope for the bonus of heaven’s freedom when we die. Heaven can be a blessed bonus for life abundantly lived, but it is not the goal of living."Read more
Nuns on the Bus Blog - Nuns on the Bus spent some time in Louisiana and Georgia before swinging up to the Mile High State to hold a Town Hall for the 100% and take part in early voting. Global Sisters Report has enjoyed being along for the virtual ride and sharing news from the road as the sisters post it.
Three members of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary ministering in Texas were named the winners of the Lumen Christi (Light of Christ) Award given each year by Catholic Extension. The three winners – Srs. Carolyn Kosub, Emily Jocson and Fatima Santiago – arrived in the South Texas "colonia" of Penitas, located in the Diocese of Brownsville, in 2003 after a tornado ravaged the poverty-ridden community, and since then have worked with residents to help meet some of their most basic needs.
For nearly 130 years, the Missionary Benedictine Sisters have made it their mission to spread the Gospel, reaching 19 countries and five continents. However, in recent years, the sisters have been expanding their mission to reach cyberspace.
In the sprawling city of Detroit, which is regarded as the harbinger of post-industrial, urban America, live women religious, firmly planted, articulating a Catholic presence in a place of drastic transitions. No longer in the convents of their youth, the women endure with their neighbors the vicissitudes of a habitat where crime and abandoned properties are givens and well-functioning municipal services are not – and they are rebuilding church communities to serve as anchors of revitalization.
Three Stats and a Map - Although we’re more than a month past the autumnal equinox, in many parts of the U.S., it’s only now beginning to look like fall. To celebrate cooler temps, shorter days and changing leaves, here are a few fun fall stats.
GSR Today - Global Sisters Report launched its website April 22, and today I’m celebrating the name, the staff, the Catholic sisters and the catholic values that drive our work. Here's a list of some favorite articles showing the scope of the stories we share.
Sr. Tesa Fitzgerald has garnered lots of praise for her work helping mothers with reentry after prision. Now, her organization, Hour Children, has been honored with a grant from the Opus Prize Foundation.