Diary from the Border: CSJs serving in El Paso

11 Aug

Jesus reaches beyond his own people in the Gospel for August 17, Matthew 15.21-28. He first refuses and then frees a Gentile woman’s daughter of a demon and opens a future for the child. Our own southern borders galvanize hostilities in some and empathy in others. Several of our Sisters of St Joseph are at the border working with the children seeking entry to our country. For a firsthand account, read their blogs from the borders.

an unfinished world

BERRESHEIM,IDA Sister Ida Berresheim

STRAUB,SANDRA Sister Sandra Straub

“In our expression of mission, we commit ourselves: To share the stories and faces of those who live in poverty, are kept on the margins and are most affected by broken systems.”  Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Two sisters in our St. Louis province have travelled to El Paso to serve the needs of the immigrants at the volunteers at the border. Sisters Ida Berresheim and Sandra Straub left last week and continue to update us on the situation and their experiences. Please follow their journey with us!

IN THE NEWS: See Sister Sandra on KSDK News Channel 5 St. Louis talking about her trip: “Nun heads to Texas to Help Immigrants.”

 Sister Sandra’s Diary, Saturday July 12, 2014

Off to the center we went, Pat and Fred and me.  Ida had many Housemothers chores to do!  And I mean many.  We are currently five…

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