Sr. Kateri Mitchell played a role in the miracle that cemented St. Kateri Tekakwitha's sainthood cause. For two decades, Mitchell has served as executive director of the Tekakwitha Conference, an annual gathering for those ministering to Native American Catholics.
Q & A
"The only case that we make is on behalf of the Gospel and our obligation as a community of faith to tend to the least among us. And I think that's a message that all Catholics, regardless of where they stand in the political spectrum, can hear."
Sr. Jeanne Christensen travels throughout the Midwest to talk to students, parents, church groups and legislators about human trafficking in the U.S. She spoke with GSR about the role sisters can play in anti-trafficking work.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe is perhaps Uganda's most famous sister, a status she uses to raise issues that no one else can, in forums sisters don't usually reach. "If you look at me, Sister Rosemary, you have to know there are many more Sister Rosemarys who are working in many places."
Sr. Madonna Buder, an 87-year-old nicknamed "The Iron Nun," began completing Ironman triathlons — swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles, and running a marathon (26.2 miles) — when she was 47. Since then, she's completed at least 45.written a book, was featured in a 2016 Nike commercial, and traveled the world for speaking engagements. She is a member of the Sisters for Christian Community who lives in Spokane, Washington, and talked to Global Sisters Report about running as an opportunity for mindfulness and prayer.
Q & A with Srs. Agnes Nguyen Thi Tam and Anna Dau Thi Nhung, protecting church properties from government confiscation
Sr. Agnes Nguyen Thi Tam and Sr. Anna Dau Thi Nhung served successively as superiors general of the Lovers of the Holy Cross of Vinh. They spoke with GSR and shared highlights of the congregation's history, which includes surviving a U.S. air attack and developing farming techniques to overcome extreme poverty.
Daughter of Wisdom Sr. Jean Quinn is executive director of UNANIMA International, a United Nations-based coalition that brings the years of experience of 22 Catholic congregations to speak to the concerns of women, children, migrants and the environment.
Sr. Anne Lécu serves as a medical doctor for one of the biggest prisons in Europe. She holds a doctorate in philosophy for her work on the effects of being jailed. She spoke with GSR about her experience being a doctor "the world of prisoners" changed her perspective on justice.
Sr. Donna Liette is on staff at the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood. Founded in 2002, the ministry works with youth and mothers who live amid gangs, violence, drugs and racial division.
Sr. Boitumelo Albertina Matlhabe has spent most of her life at St. Joseph's College High School in Gaborone, Botswana. The Sister of Calvary graduated from St. Joseph's in 1979, and she's been teaching there since 1985. In 2005, she became the school's managing director. She spoke with GSR about the realities of running a school that is partially funded by the government.
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