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sh 00“Shelter of hope” is a Ministry that we launched five years ago in the Philippines: it is a service of welcoming focused on helping young people who are living on the streets of Dumaguete City. In addition to offering meals, we also organize recreational...

imf 00Since the end of June 2014, our "Hope Community" has enjoyed visits from a succession of sisters who spent a period of time - some shorter, some longer - living with us at the mission in Dumaguete. Every Sister brought a refreshing presence, joy...

l 00‘L’ is a young woman from the Congo who came to Italy hoping that she could create a life with dignity. Her newly wed husband, a young doctor, stayed behind in their country. ‘L’ has lodged at the parish rectory in the outskirts of Padua ever since...

itIn Rome, there are about 7,000 people and less than 1,000 of them find shelter in the homeless shelters managed by the city and various volunteer associations. Besides foreigners, there is an increasing number of Italians...

visitespeprmi mDuring the month of September, Italy received the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking (especially women and children), Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Esq. She had been invited by the Italian Government and met with various organizations and NGOs...

1preview Her name is Sister Viera and she is a Franciscan Sister of the Poor. I met her in Frascati. With simplicity and candor, she was interviewed in the Italian publication “Controluce.”  Sister Viera talks about her life experiences..

alt Twenty two years ago, the late Cardinal Thiandoum asked the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor to come to Senegal to serve the people of Mary Immaculate Parish...

“History is essential in the life of all people. Through history the presence of God is also revealed -- in the life of the Church and in the life of each person.”...

The International Ogranization for Migrations estimates that about one million human beings are victims of trafficking every year – 500,000 of them in Europe...

7a preview How do I live the healing Charism? There are many experiences I could talk about, but want to share the experience of welcoming, listening and giving practical...

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I recently had an opportunity to attend a workshop entitled Walking with the Wounded at Guest House, a beautiful facility in Lake Orion, Michigan for women religious with addictions.

6 preview In January 2011, I arrived at the Formation House of Keur Mbaye Fall, which is in a Dakar suburb. I manage the literacy, dyeing and the sewing school called “Dara Yakaar“...