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Sister with dual calling provides pediatric health care to impoverished families


While so many of us worry about the lack of pediatric care in depressed areas of the world, Mercy Sr. Karen Schneider, a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, has found a creative, positive way to address children's needs by founding Mercy Medical Missions.

Sr. Camille: When and how did this come about?

Help rename this new film on nuns


A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to fly to Chicago to be a part of a roundtable conversation about the film formerly known as "Sister." The film follows the journey of three Catholic sisters who may be pretty familiar to you: Simone Campbell, Chris Schenk and Jean Hughes.

These women are balancing a deep faith and a thirst for justice with a church hierarchy that, well, isn't always that supportive. The trailer will leave you wanting more. Watch and see.

Carmelite sisters reach out to neglected children


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.



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November 20-December 3, 2015


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