Recently the 13th Street Community had the joy of hosting Sr. Yudith Pereira, RJM, for a long weekend. Yudith, from the Province of Spain, is currently the Assistant Executive Director of the organization Solidarity with South Sudan. She was in the USA to meet with Sr. Joan Mumaw, who directs the not-for-profit US organization, Friends in Solidarity, that helps to support this work, an inter-Congregational enterprise that sponsors five communities presently ministering in South Sudan. Altogether, more than 260 Congregations are supporting this project.
QUEST — Volunteers for Haiti is an opportunity for women and men to live in community with sisters of the Religious of Jesus and Mary in Gros Morne, Haiti (4 hours north of PAP), ministering with the people of Haiti to impact the future of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. You may recall that in the Summer 2015 issue we highlighted QUEST one-month volunteers assisting with Camp Claudine, a Summer Camp for over 300 children.
On March 8th, a group of talented, courageous women gathered at the heart of the Vatican to tell their stories of peace and hope. These women who have the skill to combine inner faith with outer action. These women are stirring things up in the name of peace and are using their voices, courage, passion, anger, and leadership to support a global conversation on non-violence.