Articles for Global Sisters Report

Not working together has been biggest failure of pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed how unprepared the world is — even wealthy, technologically advanced nations — to work together to stop an urgent crisis.

Affordable Housing and Social Protection for all to Address Homelessness

The UN CSocD priority theme for their meeting in 2020, “Affordable Housing and Social Protection for all to address Homelessness” and the Vincentian Family.

At UN Development Meetings, Sisters Present Pathways to Eradicate Poverty

Sabitri Dakhal and her husband, Nilaram Dakhal, were struggling to make ends meet, as do many residents of the west Nepal region of Surkhet. Finding it harder to eke out a living in their mountainside village, the couple migrated to a more populated valley in the area...

Sisters Killed ‘Would do Anything for their Patients’

Four weeks ago, Sr. Ruth Hoerig got a rare chance to spend some time with her good friend Sr. Margaret Held, who was back in Milwaukee for a visit. Over lunch, the two School Sisters of St. Francis talked, laughed and reminisced. And Hoerig tried to talk Held into...
Sharing the ‘yeses’ of religious life

Sharing the ‘yeses’ of religious life

During this National Vocation Awareness Week, I’d have to say that I grew up rather “vocationally unaware,” as, unfortunately, do many Catholics. Although my practicing Catholic parents lovingly brought me up in the faith, and although I attended 16 years of Catholic school, I didn’t deem religious life a viable option until my 20s. Sure, we covered the “Vocations” unit in various religion classes, but there were few experiences that encouraged me to consider that my vocation really could be something besides marriage.

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