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lbr 00It was in 1983 that I was invited by our dear Sister Cristina Martins to volunteer at Jataí Day Care Center and Kindergarden for poor children. At that time, our family was going through a very difficult and painful time, as we were mourning the lost of our...

ab 00On July 31st and August 1st, the employees of Apai - various programs for needy childern and adolescents in Pires do Rio, Brazil - gathered for a meeting. They planned activites for the next two-month period and the discussed a series of methods for...

00elEach day in our communities and neighborhoods, there are people who are lonely and forgotten. It is not uncommon for a senior to be in a nursing facility or group home and have no one to oversee see their care. About ten years ago I read...

fv e 00God is Providence: His Providence was evidenced to me when He asked me to go to Philippines, and also during my experiences in that country: two years ago while listening the presentation on our mission my heart skipped a beat...

at 00In recent years the beautiful Italian coasts have become sadly famous for the arrival of many migrants. Many of them, men, women and children survived the long journey, many others have tragically ended their dreams, hopes and life in the sea...

asg 00In all societies education is paramount. Nowadays education tends to be underestimated because of the needs of society: the cost of life and especially the loss of a sense of family are the source of many problems. It is in this...

tp hj 00Tamar’s Place is a SFP ministry located in one of the roughest areas in Cincinnati known as Over the Rhine (OTR). I began volunteering with Sister Grace Pleiman who is the director of Tamar’s in the spring of 2012.

pa 00“What joy for us when, after having lived well here upon earth, we shall all meet again in that beautiful heaven!” - Frances Schervier - It's a blessing to be a part in the congregation’s pioneering effort to set up the mission in the Philippines...

tp 00In solidarity with the Blue Heart Campaign that is committed to stopping human trafficking, the US Area in February is promoting awareness of Tamar’s Place, a sponsored ministry that provides hospitality for women...

ak 00Submitted by Sr. Karen Hartman, who is on a 6-month assignment with Our Lady of Hope Community in Dumaguete City, Philippines. In addition to working with the Associates there, Sr. Karen visits women in jail. Here she shares...

gdvn 00We hold workshops at the “Mario Gheda Life-Help Center” in the Roman Castles area outside of Rome for three reasons: 1) we are called to help women (Second Chapter Call), 2) Pope Francis’ invited all of us to open our hearts...

lan 00Manong Elmer is one of the inmates at the Negros Oriental Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Dumaguete City, Philippines.  He had been residing at the detention facility for twenty three months now, while his case is still being heard in Court...