A key part of Maryknoll Sr. Elizabeth Zwareva's ministry at the U.N. has been focused on nuclear disarmament. Given the current tensions between the United States and North Korea, GSR asked her for her thoughts about the current conflict and broader peace-related issues.
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Sr. Gerardine Mueller of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, New Jersey, can't do many of the things she used to. But that doesn't get her down. She is still able to make art and she still fulfills a dream she had since she was 3 years old: being a nun.
Sr. Cora Richardson challenged apartheid and met Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko. She retired to Ireland four years ago, but despite her age, she continues to speak up for what she believes in, including women priests.
At a recent town hall meeting broadcast on CNN, Sinsinawa Dominican Sr. Erica Jordan got to ask Speaker Paul Ryan how his policies match up to Catholic social teaching. She found his answer patronizing and shares with Global Sisters Report what she would have said next if given the chance.
Mary Immaculate Sr. Licia Puthuparambil, a member of the Canon Law Council of the International Union of Superiors General, lends her expertise to its mission to provide canonical guidance to leaders of religious institutes of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere.
LCWR 2017: At the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Holy Cross Sr. Sharlet Wagner was energized by an emerging narrative of oneness — "connections across congregations, connections across the global sisterhood, connections with laypeople."
Sr. Teresa Nguyen Thi Duc helps villagers abandon expensive and harmful burial customs, and brings them towards Catholicism. She spoke with GSR about her evangelization work with Ede ethnic villagers, whom she has served for 45 years.
Sr. Barbara Paleczny, a Canadian School Sister of Notre Dame, has lived in South Sudan for nine years. Based in Juba, she travels throughout the country, her work focused on healing through workshops that offer trauma/psychosocial support for those affected by the country's ongoing civil war, and on training others to lead these workshops.
Over the past six years, Sr. Martina Leaka has helped more than 60 young people in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, find meaning in their lives and has prepared them for adulthood by training them at a center called Porter's House. There, they learn skills that enable them to be self-reliant, including sewing and baking products sold across the city.
Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Sr. Jomary Trstensky started her career in Catholic health care more than 50 years ago as a nurse. In June, she was a recipient of a Catholic Health Association Lifetime Achievement Award for inspiring her colleagues to live the values and mission of the Hospital Sisters and Catholic Church. She is an expert in leadership.