Documentary ‘Sister’: ‘Oh my God, he’s a human being’
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Documentary ‘Sister’: ‘Oh my God, he’s a human being’

Sister Helen Prejean grew up in the Jim Crow South, joined the Sisters of St. Joseph at the age of 17, and emerged to become the leading voice against the death penalty in the USA. This film by Joe Cardona and José L. Vázquez documents the influences that shaped Sister Helen’s path from a cloistered…

Cameroon: Trauma Counseling for Catholic Nuns Bamenda
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Cameroon: Trauma Counseling for Catholic Nuns Bamenda

Catholic pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has announced plans to support the psychosocial training of Sisters in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese who the foundation notes have been traumatized by the ongoing violence in the Anglophone region of the Central African country. In a Wednesday, September 8 report, ACN notes that…

Africa: Religious Sisters in Search of Economic Sustainability
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Africa: Religious Sisters in Search of Economic Sustainability

“As a way of economic sustainability of a Congregation, this paper has advocated for members of a congregation to be allowed to move outside their community projects and work elsewhere in public or other private institutions in search of better pay,” Sr. Bibiana said Tuesday, August 24. The member of the Little Sisters of St….

South Sudan: Two Religious Sisters Killed in Ambush
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South Sudan: Two Religious Sisters Killed in Ambush

The killing of two Catholic nuns along a South Sudan highway Aug. 16 has shocked sisters and supporters throughout several African nations, Rome and the United States. Srs. Mary Daniel Abut and Regina Roba were South Sudanese members of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in the Juba Archdiocese. They were in a bus returning…

Kenya: Missionary Sisters Response to Covid-19
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Kenya: Missionary Sisters Response to Covid-19

Kariobangi is one of the large slums in the Kenyan capitol, Nairobi. Limerick-born, Sr Miriam Duggan, works there in the Hands of Care & Hope Centre set up by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa who were founded in 1952 by Wicklow-born, Mother Kevin. The sisters run several projects including a Cheshire Home for destitute…

Extraordinary Mission Month: ‘You Evangelize by the Simple Fact that You are Here’
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Extraordinary Mission Month: ‘You Evangelize by the Simple Fact that You are Here’

Oran (Agenzia Fides) – “I symbolize the mission in Algeria which I have been experiencing for more than 10 years, like a jug full of fresh water representing the love of God with which we are filled and the way in which He offers himself to the people we meet”, writes to Agenzia Fides Sister…