Q & A

Q & A with Sr. Imelda Y Biut, helping ethnic women leading religious lives

One religious order was founded in Vietnam expressly to appeal to and encorporate the cultural differences of ethnic minority people living in the country's central highlands. The Filles de la Médaille Miraculeuse Congregation has 150 members serving in 30 different locations in the Kon Tum Diocese, which has about 310,000 Catholics.

Q & A with Sr. Leonir de Fátima Fabris, giving psychosocial support to those with HIV/AIDS

Sr. Leonir de Fátima Fabris is a Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who is originally from Brazil. She is a psychologist, a nurse and a naturopath who works in the Hakumana center in Maputo, Mozambique, where a high percentage of the population lives with HIV/AIDS.

Q & A with Sr. Pearl Ceasar, training people in San Antonio for living-wage jobs

After 40 years of community organizing, Sr. Pearl Ceasar will assume her role as superior general of the Sisters of Providence, a congregation that spans the U.S. Southwest, Missouri, Colorado, California and Mexico. She is now working on transitioning out of her position as executive director of Project QUEST (Quality Employment through Skills Training) in San Antonio.

Q & A with Sr. Maureen Gallagher, setting up financial independence paths for women in Mexico

In Juárez, Mexico, where cartels have left families mourning loved ones and women fending for their families, the Centro Santa Catalina provides opportunity for about 20 women to utilize various creative and management skills to help them generate a survival income.

Q & A with Sr. Patricia Ebegbulem, rescuing and rehabilitating victims of trafficking

In 2016, sisters at Bakhita Villa, a safe house in Lagos, Nigeria, helped rescue and rehabilitate nine victims of human trafficking. St. Louis Sr. Patricia Ebegbulem, director of the safe house, talked to GSR about her ministry, why she feels drawn to St. Josephine Bakhita, and why so many people are at risk for being trafficked today.