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Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities
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Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities

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Sister Beth

Sister Beth Niederpruem Ministers with Refugees Seeking Asylum

Sister Beth Niederpruem has seen her workload at Vive in Buffalo more than double in the weeks following the release of new U.S. policies for immigration. Refugees seeking asylum have overwhelmed the safe house in their efforts to cross over into Canada.

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Sister Margaret Carney Honored by Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Sister Margaret Carney of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities is being honored for her many contributions to Catholic intellectual life. She will receive the Monika K. Hellwig Award from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities at the association’s annual meeting Jan. 28 in Washington, D.C.

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Sister Margaret

Sister’s Dedication to Elder Care Earns Honors

For more than 40 years, Sister Ann Carville, Ph.D., has been concerned about the care of elderly vowed religious, not just in her own congregation but in other religious communities as well. She worked with international and national communities as they planned for the care of their senior members, advising them to take advantage of government programs and to transform their sick and infirm convent areas into hospital care units, hiring caregivers for various levels of care. She now serves as an elder care consultant for the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO).

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Sister Alicia

Sister Alicia Honored for Commitment to Patients with Hansen’s Disease

Sister Alicia Damien Lau has pledged to remain at Kalaupapa until the last patient with Hansen’s disease leaves the island. She first came to Molokai in 1965, the year she entered her community when nearly 200 patients were still under quarantine and forbidden to leave the island. Today, seven patients remain.

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