Despite South Sudan's civil war, Kabu is a community trying to work out its destiny peacefully. The common goal? Grow enough food to sustain the village. And the India-based Daughters of Mary Immaculate have a key role in that.
When no priests were available, the bishop of the Quebec Diocese of Rouyn-Noranda sought and received Vatican permission for a local nun to officiate at a recent wedding. Bishop Dorylas Moreau said the wedding was carried out according to a long-established provision of canon law.
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.
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.
The Pyinya Sanyae Institute of Education (PSIE), a unique teacher-training program in Yangon, Myanmar, has deep roots in 15th-century France. Sr. Grace Chia and Jacinta Cardoza are founders of this modern-day training program inspired by the Infant Jesus Sisters' founder.
Congregations of religious men and women recently received payments totaling $25 million to help cover shortfalls in retirement funding.
You might say prison ministry is my "hobby" since it has been outside my routine assigned work. Prison ministry has given me a broad picture of the world, and made me understand people and society better.
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.
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.
Charity Sr. Therese Bangert, a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, has been a volunteer chaplain for the Kansas City, Kansas, police and fire departments for more than 20 years.