Malindi, Kenya - Sisters of three congregations run the Pope Francis Rescue Center, caring for young victims of sexual abuse to ensure that they get the psychosocial support they need and that justice is served.
Notes from the Field - I was minimizing the day to being a social media popularity contest, but my patients are teaching me how, with reflection, it's a true measure of time and progress.
More than 100 younger sisters will gather in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend to compare notes, renew old ties and continue preparing for the future of religious life. The Collaborative Leadership Development Program works to develop the next generation of leaders among women religious.
Global Sisters Report spoke with Charity Sr. Virginia Searing, who reflected on decades of work in Guatemala and at the Barbara Ford Peace Center, a nonprofit she co-founded that focuses on human and spiritual development. Searing works to aid the mental health of victims of the Guatemalan civil war.
Contention over the relocation of Ireland's new national maternity hospital to a site owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity in Dublin has raised questions about the clinical independence of the new facility and thrust the congregation into the public spotlight, rekindling attention to past controversies.
Convocation of Catholic Leaders: Dominican Sr. Marie Bernadette Thompson will attend the event as part of a Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious delegation.
In today's market, small colleges and universities have to be nimble. In July, Immaculata University, founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is taking a step that is both historically significant and perhaps important to the school's long-term prospects: bringing in a president who was instrumental in helping another Catholic university find a firmer financial footing. She also happens to be the school's first president who is not a Catholic sister or priest.
Appreciation - Friends and colleagues illuminate the character of Adrian Dominican Sr. Nadine Foley, who died May 13. A formidable figure of late-20th-century religious life, she renewed the ancient truths, honored God's design, and governed all things well.
Series review - "The Keepers" is an outstanding series that integrates interviews and evidence to examine a story involving the murder of two young women nearly 50 years ago, sex abuse of minors on a devastating scale and possible cover-ups.
Related - Q & A with Gemma Hoskins from 'The Keepers' and series director Ryan White
Ursuline sisters, teachers, school principals and representatives of parents from all over France came to Paris May 6-8 to share their experiences and discuss the ways they face the challenges of climate change and migration.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - How do you choose between things that are all really good? In this Random Nun Clip, Dominical Sr. Mattie Sterner talks about distraction and direction on her journey to religious life.
Based in Sydney, Marist Sr. Noelene Simmons lives in a "destination country," or the final stop for trafficked people — in Australia's case, trafficked people from Asia. Simmons is the president of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH), which is among the many networks of sisters around the globe that combat human trafficking.
Over the past two months, Fundación Madre Josefa has created a mini-community of support — a yoga class where together we also practice self-care activities, such as personal reflection and group discussion.
Sr. Cécile Renouard, a graduate of ESSEC, one of the best business schools in France, is both a professor and an actor for change in the economic field. Before joining the Religious of the Assumption, she traveled extensively all around the world. She holds a doctorate in political philosophy and now teaches at ESSEC and at Centre Sèvres, a Jesuit university in Paris. She also continues her research on ethics and economics, promoting a concept of ecologically and socially responsible and sustainable development in corporations around the world.
Prison Ministry India helps inmates overcome criminal pasts and rejoin mainstream society. More than 4,000 Catholic nuns from 200 congregations volunteer with the ministry across India. Catholic women religious are considered to be the backbone of the prison ministry.
Pleiku City, Vietnam - The homes run by Filles de la Médaille Miraculeuse nuns provide children health care and education, along with opportunities to learn from each other's ethnic traditions. Once grown, the orphans take those skills into their communities.
"When a country is at war, there's no such thing as a safe place," said Fadi Ali, a Syrian refugee currently living with Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus sisters in Buenos Aires. The sisters sponsored him and his family through the Foundation of the Argentine Catholic Commission on Migration in 2015. To Ali, the sisters who took him in are "the best followers" of Jesus, and those who believe in whatever God they want, whatever prophet they want, must consider what those prophets would do today, he said.