Ministry

Q & A with Sr. Leonir de Fátima Fabris, giving psychosocial support to those with HIV/AIDS

Sr. Leonir de Fátima Fabris is a Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who is originally from Brazil. She is a psychologist, a nurse and a naturopath who works in the Hakumana center in Maputo, Mozambique, where a high percentage of the population lives with HIV/AIDS.

Q & A with Sr. Pearl Ceasar, training people in San Antonio for living-wage jobs

After 40 years of community organizing, Sr. Pearl Ceasar will assume her role as superior general of the Sisters of Providence, a congregation that spans the U.S. Southwest, Missouri, Colorado, California and Mexico. She is now working on transitioning out of her position as executive director of Project QUEST (Quality Employment through Skills Training) in San Antonio.

As Venezuela's economic crisis deepens, sisters struggle to bring food to the malnourished

Sr. Teresa Gomez and Sr. Yexci Moreno of the Congregation of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of Castres have teamed up with Caritas de Venezuela to address the lack of food in their community. Amid Venezuela's faltering economy, they have a preschool that serves 110 children and provides them two meals a day. A Saturday clinic tracks child development and malnourishment, finding more children who need assistance.

Sharing voices of African sisters

In October, when nearly 150 sisters came together in Nairobi from across Africa for the Hilton Foundation and African Sisters Education Collaborative Convening, most of the time was devoted to exploring the future of sisters and their ministries. But before looking forward, it is essential to look back at the stories that shaped each sister. Global Sisters Report led a writing workshop in Nairobi and, here, the sisters tell their stories.