Global Sisters Report, Oct. 22, 2020, by Julie A. Ferraro Change a Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program A faith-based volunteer program in southwestern Pennsylvania, Change a Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program brings young people between the ages of 21 and 30 from all over the country to the Pittsburgh area to serve children, youth, adults and seniors in the [...]
SOCIAL JUSTICE Having her volunteers register voters three days a week for the last two months in Youngstown, Ohio — not to mention the training and preparation beforehand — has been a lot of work, but Humility of Mary Sr. Ann McManamon said it's worth it. McManamon is director of the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality in [...]
The women living in the slums in and around Timau, Kenya, face huge challenges of survival. Many are breadwinners as elderly and unwell grandmothers, raising their grandchildren, single women raising their children sometimes even carrying their babies to work, and young girls raising their own children or their younger siblings trying to get enough food [...]
After last semester’s online education program, students, teachers and staff of All Saints Catholic Academy in Bayonne, New Jersey are back in the classroom. Principal S. Rita Marie Fritzen says they started the school year with “most of the students back in school.” They are taking precautions, including temperature scanners at the entrance door, teachers [...]
By Sister Marcella Nachreiner OSF God’s hands are creative, loving hands. The heavens above are the work of his hands. So is the earth below “In his hands are the depths of the earth; the tops of the mountains are his also. His is the sea, for he has made it, and the dry land, [...]
Join us in prayer for an end to the devastation caused by the west coast fires in the United States.
The singing paused but the painting endures. Song is banned during the coronavirus pandemic for the sisters at the Franciscan Villa in Syracuse. Vocally quiet for now, high soprano and art teacher Sister Joselle Orlando, OSF, has painted a 22-by-26-inch watercolor, “St. Francis’ Mystical Love Song Embraces Our Pandemic.” Read more about her painting and [...]
By Sister Alicia Damien Lau As we learn early in life, everyone has their own perception on how things are and what they see depends on their culture, education, and experiences. The other day, as I was walking, I saw this beautiful rainbow over the house that I am staying at and took a picture. [...]