Society News

Temporary shelter for the homeless

In Eagle Butte, South Dakota, U.S, our Sister Katherine Baltazar is a Board Member of The Mustard Seed, a local ministry that helps feed people who are homeless as well as provide them with temporary shelter. When a homeless man, a Native Veteran, froze to death two years ago, The Mustard Seed vowed not to let this happen again. Eight tiny houses have been constructed, and are already occupied by those who need protection from the cold.

Call to action to respect women

Meidcal Mission Sisters in Hajipur, Patna, North India called for a solidarity action when a young dalit girl was raped, murdered and thrown into a gutter, in a government run hostel in Bihar, India. The fear was that neither the police nor the local authorities would take any action against those involved in this action.

Marking Migration Week

Medical Mission Sisters join with the larger Church in marking National Migration Week.  Pope Francis has emphasized the importance of ‘encounter’ in the Christian faith saying, “Faith is an encounter with Jesus, and we must do what Jesus does:  encounter others.”   Our Sisters in London are reaching out to the refugees pouring into the UK from Syria and other parts of the world, in addition to caring for their homeless neighbors.