Sister Migdalia, a Daughter of Charity who has been working in El Paso, is a member of the “confraternity of Vincentians on the Border.” Here she shares with us the first of two reflections.
Articles for Border
Each year, Colorado Vincentian Volunteers takes our volunteers to El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico to study the issues at the border. These are a few of their reflections.
"Surely, the Lord hears the cry of the Poor. Our job is to make Congress hear it too" writes Giulio Grecchi of the...
My last week on the border was frenetic as I tried to wrap up my legal work and bring closure to my side projects.
Here is the latest from the Vincent de Paul Society and the US Border Crisis
I continue to run into misguided people who, after hearing about unspeakable crimes against young women and children, can only wonder “how can they afford to come to the USA?”. They speak as if the ability to raise $5000 to save your child’s life means you are not...
Sr. Mary Ellen Lacy, Daughter of Charity, shares her experiences at the border.
“They live in local houses of compassionate foster folks and come to the “foster house” for school and play. We visit them at the foster house. All were adorably obedient and loudly responded in unison to the teacher’s questions. It reminded me of my old Catholic School days in Sr Sheila’s math class.”
Local St. Vincent dePaul Councils Need Help at U.S. Border. You Can Help!
Putting a face on the situation Sr Mary Ellen Lacy D.C. writes... We just returned from one of the shelters. It was in McAllen TX and run by Catholic Charities. The salvation army is supplying the food and cooks. Sacred Heart Cath Church has donated its parish...
Who hears the cry of the young mothers and children detained at the border? asks Giulio Grecchi, Tucson, AZ, Western Region Voice of the Poor Representative. After describing the situation he pleads “Something has to be changed” and offers suggestions about what Vincentian can do
“On the US/Mexican border, a humanitarian crisis involving tens of thousands of migrant children continues to evolve and calls for a hallmark Vincentian response of charity and Christian justice”