Sr. Lorelle Elcock shares with GSR what her parish has done to help Dominican sisters who, despite having fled the Iraqi city of Mosul to escape ISIS, continue their ministries in a refugee camp. Elcock's parish has raised $14,000 for the Dominican sisters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dominican Sr. Nadine Foley, a former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious who also served as prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, died May 13 in Adrian, Michigan, at age 93.
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.
Four Kenyan sisters from the Little Daughters of St. Joseph Congregation run the Muyanza Health Center for the Byomba Diocese, but the missionary sisters are providing more than just health care. Seeing them as a rock of support for the community, residents have begun to accept the sisters into the fabric of their lives. In a country that is trying to outrun the shadow of its own history, trust can be the most precious commodity. And trust is something the sisters are slowly nurturing, despite their outsider status, as residents of Muyanza begin to reveal the terrible things they witnessed.
"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.
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