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Carmelite sisters reach out to neglected children

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Tagaytay City, Philippines -- On the third day of a gathering of Asian women religious leaders here the 80 or so gathered sisters broke into groups to visit local projects being run by sisters in the area.

My wife and I were part of a group that visited a center for a dozen neglected and abandoned children. A small group of Carmelite Sisters of Charity (Vedruna) have taken in the children to raise them as family.

LCWR’s Farrell speaks at event honoring Chicago sister

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A Chicago area Catholic sister was honored on Saturday for her decades of work on social justice issues by one of the region’s most well known Catholic agencies.

Also celebrating the life and work of Benedictine Sr. Benita Coffey was one of the nation’s most recognized sisters, Franciscan Sr. Pat Farrell, the former leader of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).

Coffey, a native Chicagoan who has been a member of the her religious community for 64 years, received The Mary Elsbernd, OSF Award from the 8th Day Center for Justice.

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