My experience at the shelter in Mexicali, Mexico has changed my life. I am now looking at everything and everyone with different eyes. The experience was not anything I had expected! I thought there would be a building surrounded with a yard where the children could play and we would paint in small groups. Instead, we arrived at a crowded shelter with 215 immigrants—110 adults and 105 children.
We invite you to read stories about the ministries and lives of our sisters, associates, partners, dear neighbors and others in our community.
In this season of Thanksgiving, may we consider ways to give thanks for the creation around us. May we practice gratitude for the abundance given to us in the created world.
Growing Community Roots invests directly in water catchment systems that provide safe water for drinking and bathing, fencing for community gardens that ensure children have nutritious meals at school and tree farms that help address the critical deforestation problem that exists in Homa Bay.
In August, the occasion of our anniversary celebration of the arrival of our sisters to Peru brought us many blessings both virtually and in person as we gathered to celebrate with our sisters, associates, collaborators and other friends of the sisters.
Considering your own paper product usage, what might you change right now? Think about which products you could use less of, use a different quality or even do without.
I said to the 8-year-old “how lucky she was to have him help her” His response was “Well someone has to do it so I guess it’s me.” What a parent won’t do to save their children.
The Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet in collaboration with the Fe y Alegría (Faith and Joy) School in Tacna, Peru have created a tree-planting program in this desert area: Trees for Tacna.
In both local communities, I experienced meaningful daily common prayer, delicious typical Peruvian dishes prepared right at home and an occasional outing. So, pass the days and the weeks, very ordinary, but never dull.
“Where one of us are, all of us are.” With this in mind, “we” were in San Antonio, Texas the last two weeks of November helping 80 Afghanistan refugee families settle into their new lives. Here are four snapshots of our time there.