Ministry

Q & A with Sr. Jomary Trstensky, award-winner for decades of health care work

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.

Sr. Mary Pellegrino leads in a time that's 'not business as usual'

LCWR 2017 - A learner, a visionary, a strategic thinker, a source of energy — those close to St. Joseph Sr. Mary Pellegrino have no shortage of buoyant words to say about the outgoing president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an organization facing the challenge of "reconfiguring ourselves to the future." Pellegrino will become LCWR's past president Aug. 11.

Q & A with Sr. Mary Cecilia Bui Thi Hong Hanh, bringing confidence, solidarity to women

In 2001, Phu Cuong Dominican Sr. Mary Cecilia Bui Thi Hong Hanh launched a savings program for domestic migrant women to cover their children's school fees. Hanh tried to encourage them to save money out of the monthly scholarships their children were awarded from the Binh Trieu Development Center that she runs on the outskirts of the city, offering free elementary education to children in first to fifth grades.

'Sisterhood' features women religious in seven congregations around the world

A seven-part documentary series focuses on the mission and charisms of women religious from Vietnam, Tanzania, the United States and elsewhere. The videos include interviews with sisters and those they serve, and convey the sisters' bonds and sense of community. The videos are available to view on Salt and Light TV's website.