Q & A

Q & A with Sr. Mary Nguyen Thi Mai, leading sisters who support people in need

Sr. Mary Nguyen Thi Mai is the superior of the Society of Missionaries of Charity, The society includes nearly 670 members, has 42 communities and 12 centers throughout Vietnam which serve orphans, people with physical disabilities and elderly people without relatives. Mai spoke to GSR about the newly established society overcoming challenges and sustaining itself in a developing country.

Q & A with Sr. Veronica Brand, advocating for Earth at the United Nations

Sacred Heart of Mary Sr. Veronica Brand attended the second week of COP23, the U.N. climate change conference, through a collaboration with the Maryknoll Sisters. The November meeting in Bonn, Germany, featured "the strong and vibrant voice of women leaders from all geographical regions and backgrounds," she said.

Q & A with Catherine Sexton, revealing sisters' theology through research

After a year of consultations with sisters in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Malawi, Catherine Sexton is delving into the research project that will ask sisters in Africa: What is the essence of religious life? "We want to hear sisters' theology, and also we want sisters to hear themselves talking about theology."

Q & A with Sr. Jeannette Londadjim, living and teaching for justice and peace

A native of Chad, St. Joseph Sr. Jeannette Londadjim was forced to flee her homeland with her family because of the bloody civil war that broke out in the mid-1960s. Her work has taken her throughout Africa, educating young people, working with migrants and refugees, and helping bishops' conferences deal with issues of development, the environment and racism.