from ONE

A Place to Call Home
by Sean Sprague and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine March 2008)
Sisters in southern India instill pride and hope

House of Blessings
by Christian Molidor, R.S.M. and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine March 2007)
Southern India’s Nirmala Dasi Sisters offer solace and care

St. Joseph’s ‘Orphans’
text by Paul Wachter
photographs by Cody Christopulos
(From ONE magazine September 2005)
Indian families, and their daughters, look forward to a better life

Kerala’s Daughters
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine November 2004)
Resilience and courage motivate Kerala’s Daughters of St. Thomas

Indian Energizers
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East November – December 2000)
In a land of more than one billion, the sisters of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel adjust their tireless work to the changing needs of the time.

Queen’s Garments
story and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine September 2006)
A life-changing sewing program for young women in southern India

‘Slumdog’ Sisters
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine July 2011)
Syro-Malabar sisters offer help to those who need it the most

Fearless Grace
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine July 2010)
The Deivadan Sisters shelter Kerala’s abandoned

Full of Grace
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine November 2010)
Sisters restore life to those living with AIDS

Mothering Mercies
by Daoud Kuttab with photographs by Nader Daoud
(From ONE magazine May 2009)
Healing in an impoverished city in Jordan

Kerala’s Saving Grace
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine July 2009)
Community of sisters nurtures the lives of society’s outcasts

Building a Brighter Future
text by Christopher Walker
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From ONE magazine November 2004)
Alexandria’s street children find a home with a community of sisters

Elizabeth to Elizabeth
by Eileen Reinhard
photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2002)
Heroism as heritage for a Russian convent.

Every Child Has a Name
text and photographs by Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2001)
At Kidane Mehret Children’s Home in Addis Ababa, orphaned children receive love, care and a name.

Special Delivery in Baghdad
text by Dale Gavlak
photographs by Norbert Schiller
(From Catholic Near East March – April 2000)
Although hampered by international politics, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine provide reliable healthcare to Iraqi mothers and their children.

Piously Poised on a Precarious Perch
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East March – April 2000)
Seclusion, silence and spirituality revive a fourth-century Lebanese convent.

Turning the Tide in Southern Lebanon
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East September – October 2000)
The Sisters of the Sacred Hearts provide hope to the people of southern Lebanon as they encounter a new, unfamiliar freedom.

Good Shepherdesses in Addis Ababa
text by Sister Mary James Clines, R.G.S.
photographs by Asrat Habte Mariam
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1999)
These dedicated sisters heal the sick, comfort the poor and educate the destitute in Ethiopia’s capital city.

Following Christ in an Indian Way
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1998)
The Sisters of the Imitation of Christ, known as the Bethany Sisters, work tirelessly in India.

God’s Work in Kerala: Caring for the Aged
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1998)
India’s Nirmala Dasi Sisters persevere in their work with elderly.

Heart to Heart in Haifa
text by Felix Corley
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1997)
The Daughters of Charity deliver extra doses of love and support to some often-forgotten, special children in Israel.

The Miracle of Ephpheta
text by George Martin
photographs by Miriam Sushman
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1996)
With the help of some dedicated sisters, the deaf are taught to speak at Paul VI Ephpheta Institute in Bethlehem.

Sons and Daughters of the Land
text and photographs by Cheryl Sheridan
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1996)
The Gond tribe of Madhya Pradesh, India, maintains its own distinct culture in a land driven by caste.

Damien Leprosy Institute: Home for the Rejected
text and photos by Cheryl Sheridan
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1995)
The Sisters of the Nirmala Dasi work with India’s lepers to follow the Damien philosophy.

God’s Servants of Action
text and photos by Cheryl Sheridan
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1994)
A Syro-Malabar religious community for women maintains a strong but gentle faith in their native India.

Two Weeks in Sebata
by Sister Isabel Arbide, F.M.M.
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1994)
A friend’s impressions of a recent stay at an Ethiopian Orthodox monastery for women.

A Sister Act Hard to Follow
text and photos by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1994)
The Little Sisters of Nazareth reach out to those suffering misfortune in Dbayeh refugee camp.

Promoting the Dignity of Women in India
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East May 1993)
In a land where women are viewed as second-class citizens, organizations geared toward raising social consciousness work to change prevailing views.

Sustaining Life: Iraqi Relief
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East July 1992)
The Gulf War left thousands of Iraqi people hungry, homeless and desperate. How did CNEWA respond?

Three Sisters’ Ministry of Hospitality
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
An update on support given to the displaced of Dbayeh Camp in Lebanon.

Lesson of Love in South India
text and photos by Beth Dotson
(From Catholic Near East August 1989)
An eyewitness account of the courage of those who serve victims of leprosy and the dignity of those suffering from this disease.

Those Who Do the Never-Ending Work
text and photos by Lucinda Kidd
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1988)
In the past, Christian women of Palestine provided the medical services for the Arab community. Today, the burden is even greater.

Healers in the Midst of Killing
by Sister Maureen Grady, C.S.C. and Sr. Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
photos: Pontifical Mission, Beirut
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1987)
Three religious women are hospital administrators in Beirut. Their daily courage and compassion let them be called “blessed.”

A Joyous Bedlam
by Michael Healy
photos by Sr. Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1987)
In the Maison du Sacre Coeur in Haifa, a rehabilitation program brings joy to mentally challenged children.

Finding Family Among the Tribals
text and photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1986)
A Christian mission strives to lend a hand to remote tribal villages in India.

A Little Sister for Savio Boys Town
by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1986)
In the southwestern state of Kerala in India, a little girl brings a new dose of compassion – and curiosity – to an orphanage for boys.

People
by Greg Kandra
(From ONE January 2012)
Armenia’s “Carrier of Light”

A Romanian Renaissance
text and photographs by Andreea Câmpeanu
(From ONE January 2012)
One nun writes a new chapter in the history of iconography

A Special Apostolate in Sion
by Norman A. Rubin
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1985)
The Sisters of Our Lady of Sion are Christians with Jewish roots in the Holy Land.

“The Way to Do Is to Be”
text and photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1985)
Throughout India women religious share their Christian spirit by helping those in need.

The Hidden World in the House of Light
by Catherine O’Hagan
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1985)
Children in Haifa with special needs find dignity in La Maison du Sacre Coeur.

Angels on Wheels
by Regina J. Clarkin
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1982)
A new vehicle for the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Lebanon provides invaluable support for handicapped children.

The Refuse(d) Communities
by Jeannette Isaac
photos by John Isaac
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1982)
With the aid of a dedicated sister from Cairo, a destitute group known as the garbage people receive the help they desperately need.

Chiara’s Calling
by Jeannette Isaac
photos by John Isaac
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1982)
A young woman in Egypt prepares for her final profession as an Italian Elizabethine Sisters.

Aladdin’s Cave at Abu Dis
by Teresa Breen
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1982)
The elderly in the Holy Land treasure the home called Abu Dis.

Our Sisters in Amman
text and photos by Margaret Kelberer
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1981)
Franciscan Sisters in suburban Amman, Jordan, provide healthcare, moral support and religious training to impoverished women and children.

St. Ursula’s: More Than a School
text and photos by Katerina Katsarka Whitley
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1981)
An orphanage in Greece has offered education, shelter and loving care for more than a century.

If It Weren’t for Sister…
by Rev. Martin J. McDermott, S.J.
photos: CNEWA-PMP, Beirut
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1980)
Sister Mary Gustave continues her tireless work in Lebanon.

Counting on God
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2003)
A place of hope and sanctuary in Lebanon

Writing on the Wall
text by Marilyn Raschka
photographs by Kevin Unger
(From ONE magazine July – August 2004)
The Israeli security barrier deepens the divide in the Holy Land

People
by Greg Kandra and Erin Edwards
(From ONE May 2012)
A ‘Good Shepherd’ to Suffering Women

Praying Behind Barbed Wire
by Joost van Egmond
(From ONE May 2012)
Serbian Orthodox nuns live out their calling in Kosovo

from News

Priest Murdered, Nun Commits Suicide in Southern India
Catholic News Service (2 April 2013)
TRICHUR, India (CNS) — Catholics in southern India faced double tragedies at Easter time: the murder of the rector of a regional major seminary and the suicide of a young nun.

Israeli Court OKs Construction of Wall Through Salesians’ Property
Catholic News Service (2 May 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — An Israeli court has approved the construction of the Israeli separation barrier along a route through the Cremisan Valley that will nearly surround a convent and its primary school and confiscate most of their land on the outskirts of Beit Jala, West Bank.

Comboni Nun Works to Help Eritreans Tortured, Raped En Route to Israel
Catholic News Service (13 November 2013)
TEL AVIV, Israel (CNS) — Comboni Sister Azezet Kidane is fluent in Amharic, Tigrit, Arabic and Sudanese dialects, so she was a natural choice when a shelter for African refugees needed help.

Iraqi Nuns, Orphans Kidnapped in June Released Safely
Catholic News Service (16 July 2014)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Two Iraqi nuns and three orphans kidnapped in late June have been released safely, according to the Christian rights group Middle East Concern.

U.S. Dominicans Praying, ‘Agonizing’ for Iraqi Dominicans, Villagers
Catholic News Service (19 August 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Dominican Sister Attracta Kelly in Adrian, Michigan, has been able to speak a few times with the superior of a group of Iraqi Dominicans and knows how desperate their situation is since they escaped Islamicists in northern Iraq.

“It Pierced My Heart Like a Knife,” Nun Says After Visit to Iraqis
Catholic News Service (11 September 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Sister Marie Claude Naddaf, provincial leader of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd for Lebanon and Syria, is still shaken by what she witnessed visiting Erbil, Iraq.

Syrian Refugee Children Find Normalcy at Good Shepherd Center
Catholic News Service (19 December 2014)
DEIR EL AHMAR, Lebanon (CNS) — It could be the scene of an ordinary school day anywhere. Just a few days before Christmas, the younger students were making decorations and singing carols downstairs, while the older ones were taking their final exams upstairs.

U.S. Dominicans Discover Service, Deep Faith in Iraqi Counterparts
Catholic News Service (16 January 2015)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Three U.S. Dominican sisters visiting displaced Christians in Iraqi Kurdistan encountered a witness of service and deep faith.

Blind Students Protest Rape of Elderly Sister in India
Catholic News Service (18 March 2015)
BHUBANESWAR, India (CNS) — Students at a Hindu-run school for the blind joined a nationwide outcry over the gang rape of a 74-year-old Catholic sister.

Former Indian Priests, Sisters Call on Church for Severance
Catholic News Service (2 April 2015)
KOCHI, India (CNS) — An expelled religious sister’s fight for compensation has led to calls from former priests and sisters in India for the introduction of severance similar to that offered to employees of private firms.

Court Blocks Israeli Plan to Extend Separation Wall in Cremisan Valley
Catholic News Service (3 April 2015)
BEIT JALA, West Bank (CNS) — Israel’s Supreme Court blocked a plan to build a separation barrier through the Cremisan Valley in the West Bank that would have divided a Catholic monastery, a convent and adjacent olive vineyards.

Needs of India’s Marginalized Women Prompt Sister to Become a Lawyer
Catholic News Service (16 April 2015)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — Sister Jessy Kurian is a leading human rights activist whose mission is to provide legal assistance to marginalized women in India.

Increasing Numbers, Needs: Italian Hospital in Jordan Faces Challenges
Catholic News Service (1 May 2015)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — About the only things Italian about the Italian Hospital in Jordan’s capital are the name and a few of the signs.

Christian Leaders Hope Palestinian Saints Can Be Intercessors for Peace
Catholic News Service (8 May 2015)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Christian leaders in the Holy Land hope two new Palestinian saints will become intercessors for peace and a bridge among faiths.

Help Us ‘Go Back Home,’ Displaced Iraqi Sister Urges U.S. Congress
Catholic News Service (13 May 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Speaking quietly and deliberately, Dominican Sister Diana Momeka from Iraq urged a congressional committee hearing on 13 May to help the displaced Christian refugees in Iraq to “go back home.”

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: A Life of Service
A novice at the Transfiguration Convent in Tbilisi, Georgia, helps to care for a former nun who is now a resident in the hospice run by the sisters. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: Praying in Purakkad
Young parishioners at Holy Cross Church, in the Keralite village of Purakkad, take part in perpetual adoration. Of Purakkad's 6,500 families, some 340 more than 1,500 individuals in all belong to Holy Cross parish. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Sisters at the Well
Sisters of the Formation House of Medical Sisters of St. Joseph in Kothamangalam (Kerala, India) fill water buckets for the evening wash. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: Every Child Matters
Sister Lutgarda with Abel and Helen at Kidane Mehret Children's Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: A Community Behind Them
Anna Valavanal (left) and her sister, Irin, visit the Deivadan sisters and residents in Thankamany. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: A Sacred Healing Place
Sister Lisi Valloppally, a registered nurse, cares for HIV infected adults at the Grace Home in Kerala. If patients need emergency care or hospitalization, they are sent to the Medical College of Trichur just a few kilometers away. (photo: Peter Lem

Picture of the Day: A Joyful Noise
A student band performs at a school and home for the deaf and blind run by the Assisi Sisters of Mary Immaculate in Thalayolaparambu, a village in the Kottayam district of Kerala, India. (photo: Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Holy Cow! Meet the Sisters of Good Service
Issam Bishara visits the village of Jabbouleh to meet with the Sisters of Good Service and learn about their work.

Picture of the Day: Sisters Bring Light to Mumbai
Sister Kirti Lawrence tutors children at the Anugraha home with a battery–powered floodlight. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: In an Indian Slum Hope Abides
Sister Leema Rose and volunteer Jancy Kuthoor visit the homes of needy residents in Dharavi, Mumbai’s most infamous slum. (photo:Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Change Coming to Mumbai's Slum
Sister Leema Rose makes her evening home visits to the sick and those struggling to make ends meet in Dharavi, a slum in the center of Mumbai. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Solace Amid Suffering
Countless cancer patients around the world seek solace and intercession from a special patron, the seventh-century abbess St. Aldegonde (sometimes called Aldegunais), whose feast is 30 January.

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Daughters and Sisters
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the third day of his pastoral visit to India.

Celebrating Sisters — The Survival Kits for Humanity
Sister Christian Molidor reflects on the impact of Sisters to the world on International Women's Day.

Picture of the Day: A Fulfilling Life
ster Bincy Joseph assists girls with their homework at Mother Mary Home for Girls in Kerala. (photo: Sean Sprague)

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Journey's End
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the 11th and final day of his pastoral visit to India.

Picture of the Day: India's Sisters of Grace
Nirmala Dasi sisters walk with young patients on the grounds of Grace Home in Trichur, India. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Doing Cartwheels and Celebrating Women
With so many war orphans in her care, Sister Maria worries how she can feed them all.

Picture of the Day: A Fruitful Vocation
Franciscan Sisters of the Cross of Lebanon pick fruit. (photo: Marilyn Raschcka)

Picture of the Day: Feeding the Soul
At the Galilee Retreat Center outside Addis Ababa, a sister enjoys a traditional Ethiopian meal with the country’s staple starch, injera bread. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Walking Astride a Subtle Line
ONE contributor Joost van Egmond discusses Kosovo's continuing ethnic tensions.

Picture of the Day: Tender, Loving Care for the Disabled
A sister speaks with a resident of the Maison du Sacre Coeur, a Catholic institution run by the Daughters of Charity that serves the needs of specially challenged children. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Infectious Joy
Novices pose for a portrait at the mother house of the Daughters of Mary in India. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Shining a Light in Kosovo
Sister Anastasija and Sister Isidora pray in the Gorioc Monastery’s dining room. (photo: Laura Boushnak)

Picture of the Day: Place of Grace
Sister Lisi leads evening prayer in the chapel of Grace Home, with 2-year-old Chakara. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: The Eager Scholar
A young student takes notes at Bethlehem Day Care Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Alternative Lifestyles
A nun prays outside of St. Mary Monastery in Georgia. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: A Sister Caring for "Part of God's Family"
A member of the Daughters of Mary congregation in Pilankalai, Tamil Nadu, poses for a portrait. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Building a Brighter Future in Egypt
A resident of a home for girls, run by the Verbo Encarnado (Incarnate Word) Congregation in Alexandria's Dekhela neighborhood, hugs a sister from the congregation. (photo: Mohammed El-Dakhakhny)

Picture of the Day: "Eager to Serve the Poor and Sick"
In this photo from 1998, novices of the Bethany community pray in their chapel near Kottayam, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Following the Good Shepherd
In this photo taken in 2005, Sister Winifred Doherty, a Good Shepherd sister, enjoys lunch with children at The Good Shepherd school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: In Armenia, Warming Up for the Future
The Boghossian Education Complex and Youth Development Center in Gyumri, Armenia, offer dance classes for orphaned youth. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day: Little Miracles
Children greet Msgr. Kozar on his visit to St. Anthony's Dayssadan, a home for children with physical disabilities run by the Preshitharam Sisters. (photo: John Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Field Day
Boys play with old tires in "the field," a squatters camp on land where a sports stadium is set to be built. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Fearless Grace
Sister Jiji Puthuparambil, DDS, makes her nightly rounds in the female ward of Deivadan Center in Kerala, India. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Reasons to Smile
Msgr. John Kozar caught this charming smile during his visit to the Kidane Mehret Children's Home in Ethiopia in April 2012. (photo: Msgr. John Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Divine Inspiration
Iconographer Eliseea Papacioc works on an icon in her studio in the village of Bradetu, Romania. (photo: Andreea Câmpeanu)

Picture of the Day: Sisters in Training Carry on Tradition
In 2002, we paid a visit to a convent in Russia, where young women were doing what they have done for centuries.

What Are You Doing for Lent?
It’s one week after Ash Wednesday. How is your Lent going?

Picture of the Day: A Closer Look
An Egyptian girl wants a closer look at Verbo Encarnado Sister Maria de la Santa Faz. (photo: Mohammed El-Dakhakhny)

Picture of the Day: Kerala's Daughters
Sisters who belong to India's Daughters of St. Thomas process at the beginning of the liturgy at their novitiate near Palai.

My Heroes
It's not every day you meet real life heroes. But I'd like to tell you about some I've met in my travels.

CNEWA's Women: "Opening the Doors to the Lord"
Aleena Gichie discusses the important work performed by women in CNEWA's world.

The Trappist Nuns of Syria: A "Sign of Hope"
An Italian news site this week takes a look at a group of Trappist nuns who have established a monastery in Syria -- and, despite the violence and war around them, are determined to stay.

Praying With Paint
An old friend dropped by the office today: Sister Eliseea Papacioc, a Romanian Orthodox nun and world-renowned iconographer.

Picture of the Day: The Charism of Bethany
Novices of the Bethany community pray in their chapel near Kottayam, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Page One: Headlines for 5/31/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: An Oasis of Hope in Kerala
Arya Raghavan tends the cows at Mother Mary Home for Girls in Kerala. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: What’s the Buzz?
The sisters at St. Mary Monastery in Bediani keep bees to supplement their income. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: Eyes on Egypt
Santa Lucia staff member Iman Bibawi Iskandar helps a resident practice writing Arabic Braille in preparation for an exam. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: Reaping What They Sew
With direction from the sisters, women at Queen’s Garments have a chance to better their lives. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: “God Loves Everyone”
Msgr. Kozar visits with children at St. Anthony's Dayssadan, a home for children with physical disabilities run by the Preshitharam Sisters in India. (photo: CNEWA)

Farewell and Peace, Sister Christian
Today, we received word that a beloved member of our CNEWA family, Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M., had died.

Picture of the Day: A Place Called Mercy
A sister with her young friend at the John Paul II Peace Center in India. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: A Time to Dance
Some of the students at St. Joseph's Orphanage in Kerala, India find time not only to study but also to dance. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Seeing a Brighter Future
Several years ago, we reported on the remarkable work being undertaken by a congregation of sisters in Egypt seeking to help some of the poorest children in the country

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic… and Dignity
In the Summer 2013 issue of ONE, journalist Don Duncan writes about the Atse Tekle Ghiorgis School, and how it’s changing the lives of some of Ethiopia’s poorest children. Below, he offers some further reflections.

Picture of the Day: Learning to Serve
Anna Valavanal (left) and her sister, Irin, visit the Deivadan sisters and residents in Thankamany. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Energized by Prayer
In India, novices of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel gather for morning prayer. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Evening Grace
In this image from 2010, sisters and patients gather for evening prayer at Grace Home, a home for HIV-infected children and patients in Trichur, India. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Making Friends in the Bekaa Valley
CNEWA’s president, Msgr. John E. Kozar, and chief communications officer, Michael La Civita, are making a round of pastoral visits in Lebanon this week.

Picture of the Day: Hope in Hand
In Kerala, an elderly resident of St. Athony's House of Refuge recovers from an illness. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Homework
Sister Bincy Joseph assists the girls with their homework. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Page One: Headlines for 12/9/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Page One: Headlines for 12/10/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Page One: Headlines for 12/20/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: A Little Help
In this 2007 photo, a 3-year-old orphan helps a nun with the dishes at the Antiochene Orthodox Monastery of St. Thecla in Maaloula, Syria. (photo: Mitchell Prothero/Polaris)

Picture of the Day:
“Confronting the Poverty of Our Brothers and Sisters”

In this image from 2010, Sister Shubba Poovattil visits with an elderly resident in Malayatoor, India, at a home devoted to caring for the “poorest of the poor.”

Seeing Christianity in India Through a New Lens
Jose Jacob is a photographer based in India. He's covered several assignments for ONE, and wanted to share with our readers how that work has affected him.

Picture of the Day: The Best Medicine
A volunteer jokes with a patient during a holiday party at St. Louis Hospital in Jerusalem.

Picture of the Day: Out of Darkness
Myven Aihab prepares for winter exams and hopes one day to pursue a degree in anthropology. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: A Child’s View of War
Alaa, a 7-year-old from Homs, Syria, holds up a drawing depicting events in his hometown. (photo: Tamara Hadi)

Envisioning a Better Future
Journalist Sarah Topol reflects on the Santa Lucia Home, the topic of her recent article in ONE.

A Visit to the Valley:
Life Among Refugees in Lebanon

Journalist Diane Handal reflects on reporting on Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley.

Picture of the Day: Wash and Learn
A culinary student at the Youth Development Center in Gyumri, Armenia, cleans up after a class. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day: Sisters of Iraq
ister Najma chats with a patient visiting the clinic for a routine checkup at the Mother of Mercy Clinic in Zerqa, Jordan. (photo: Nader Daoud)

Good Shepherds, Good Sports
ONE contributor Diane Handal shares a message from Sister Micheline Lattouff of the Lebanese Sisters of the Good Shepherd, currently working with a large population of Syrian refugees.

Picture of the Day: Born in Baghdad
A Iraqi man looks into the nursery in Al Hayat, a 27-bed mother and child facility in Baghdad operated by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena. (photo: Sherrlyn Borkgren)

Sisters Prepare to Depart Gaza
Vatican Radio reports that amid the ongoing airstrikes in Gaza, a group of Catholic nuns are making preparations to depart, following warning calls from the Israeli government.

Picture of the Day: Pooch Adams
Marcie Alter pets Dennis, a therapy dog that visits patients at the St. Louis Hospital in Jerusalem once a week. (photo: Debbie Hill)

Picture of the Day: Hope Amid Violence
Catholic nuns light candles spelling “peace” in Arabic in front of the altar during Mass in the Church of St. Catherine in Bethlehem, West Bank, on 27 July. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hill)

IRAQ UPDATE:
“The Situation is Chaotic”

Stories of interest for the day.

IRAQ UPDATE:
Sisters Show Their Support

Today, we received an email from Michel Constantin, CNEWA’s regional director in Beirut, with some important news on the work being undertaken to support our suffering brothers and sisters in Iraq.

Page One: Headlines for 11/14/14
Stories of interest for the day.

IRAQ UPDATE:
“Christianity is Bleeding”

We recently received the following urgent appeal from Sister Maria Hanna, prioress of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena in Iraq.

Picture of the Day: She’s Just Ducky
A sister of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel, one of CNEWA’s partner organizations in India, feeds ducks in Aluva, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: A Good Samaritan
Sister Terese Dorias is one of three sisters who helps care for the children at the Good Samaritan Orphanage in Cairo. (photo: Amal Morcos)

Picture of the Day: Remembrance and Redemption
Samundar Singh, left, pays tribute at a memorial ceremony for Sister Rani Maria Vattalil, whom he stabbed to death in 1995. (photo: M.L. Thomas)

Year of Sisters:
Bringing Hope to Refugees in Lebanon

Sister Micheline Lattouff and her fellow Good Shepherds help Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Picture of the Day: Sisters in Short Supply
Young residents sit down for a meal at the Mother Mary Home for Girls, an orphanage run by Syro-Malabar Catholic Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate in Kerala. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Sister Diana Momeka:
“We Need to Gain Back Our Humanity”

Sister Diana Momeka left Iraq a few weeks ago to visit the United States. Today, she visited with several of us this morning at the offices of CNEWA.

Picture of the Day: Alternative Lifestyles
Family members visit Sister Paraskevia at Tbilisi’s Convent of the Transfiguration, located on a hill above oldest part of Tbilisi. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

IRAQ UPDATE:
Dispensary Provides Medical Care to Refugees

After the ISIS attack on Mosul and Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq.

Picture of the Day: A Church Unburnt
Egyptian sisters pray in Immaculate Conception Church in Suez, burnt by rioters in August 2013. (photo: David Degner)

Picture of the Day: Accessible Care
Patients wait in the lobby of the CNEWA-supported Mother of Mercy Clinic in Zerqa, Jordan. (photo: Nader Daoud)

Picture of the Day: An Admirer Looks On
Sister Ayelech prepares food in the kitchen of the Blessed Gebremichael Catholic School in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. (photo: Petterik Wiggers/Panos PIctures)

Picture of the Day: A Stroll in the Fresh Air
Residents of the St. Ann Nursing Home in northeastern Hungary, which opened its doors in 1997, go for a walk together. (photo: Tivadar Domaniczky)

Picture of the Day: Visiting With Neighbors
Syro-Malabar Catholic Sisters speak with neighborhood women outside their convent in East Delhi’s Mandawali area in India. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: Comprehensive Coverage
An Iraqi refugee gets a dental checkup at the Martha Schmouny Clinic, in Erbil. (photo: Don Duncan)

Picture of the Day: Dawn’s Early Light
Greek Catholic Basilian Sister Imre Ágota begins the day behind her desk, planning. (photo: Tivadar Domaniczky)

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Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Hope Grows in Egypt
A bougainvillea grows through the open window of the Good Shepherd Sisters’ convent in Suez, burned by rioters in 2013. (photo: David Degner)

Picture of the Day: Hands-On Instruction
Ambili Elias, a teacher at Ashabhavan, helps three students with their daily lessons. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Journey to Iraq:
Sisters Recount Their Flight From ISIS

Tom Gallagher, one of the journalists accompanying CNEWA Chair Cardinal Timothy Dolan to Iraq this week, interviewed several sisters who were displaced when ISIS invaded their home of Qaraqosh.

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Sister Diana Momeka, O.P.

Last year, Sister Diana Momeka made headlines for her passionate witness on behalf of the suffering people of Iraq...

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Sister Ayelech Gebeyehu

If you want to find a real CNEWA hero, consider looking in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, where a woman named Sister Ayelech Gebeyehu oversees nearly 1,000 children at the Blessed Gebremichael Catholic School...

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Sister Winifred Doherty

For 16 years, Sister Winifred Doherty of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd — informally known as the Good Shepherd Sisters — ministered to the poor in Ethiopia.

Picture of the Day: Join Us!
Young sisters are seen joking and laughing as they walk near their convent in Bharanaganm, Kottayam, Kerala, India. India is facing new challenges in trying to attract young people to religious life. (photo: John Mathew)

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Sister Elizabeth Endrias

A young woman from the Congregation of the Daughters of Saint Anne, Sister Elizabeth Endrias, gives something beyond price and beyond measure: hope.

Picture of the Day: School Days
Sister Ferdos Zora teaches students in a preschool in Erbil run by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena. (photo: Paul Jeffrey)

Picture of the Day: On the Road
Sister Hakinta Muradyan drives children to the Catholic church in Tashir, Armenia. Many of the children in the town are fatherless. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day: Serving Idukki’s Children
Sreya Maria Therese attends Ashabhavan — a school for children with special needs, administered by the Sacred Heart Sisters — in Rajakkad, in the Idukki district of Kerala. (photo: Jose Jacob)

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Sister Souad Nohra

One of the more inspiring projects CNEWA supports is the Santa Lucia Home, a boarding facility for blind children.

Picture of the Day: Greetings from Jordan
Christian Iraqi refugee children play together in the home of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in Amman, Jordan.

Picture of the Day: Studying Abroad
Sister Antoinette helps an Iraqi refugee study at her convent in Amman. (photo: Tamara Abdul Hadi)

Picture of the Day: Caring for Kids in Cochin
A student greets a visitor at a school for children with special needs in Koonammavu, a suburb of Cochin, in Kerala. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Seminar Sister
Sister Femily Jose of the Sisters of the Destitute leads a self-help group in a village in eastern Kerala. (photo: Don Duncan)

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Stories of interest for the day.

from CNEWA Connections

From the Mailbag
(From CNEWA Connections February 2012)

Celebrating Women
(From CNEWA Connections March 2012)

Two Godsends from New Jersey
(From CNEWA Connections May 2012)