from ONE

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

Special Attention for Special Needs
by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine November 2006)
Helping children with disabilities in Ethiopia

From Dust to Dignity
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2002)
Training for an independent life in Upper Egypt.

Thursday’s Child Has a Journey Ahead
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2001)
Greek children with special needs find an oasis in a children’s home called Pammakaristos.

Bearing the Cross in Lebanon
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1999)
Franciscan Sisters of the Cross embrace those most in need.

Helping Cairo’s Handicapped
text by Jessica Jones
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1998)
Thanks to a caring priest and a support group called Faith and Light, Egypt’s mentally handicapped find the support they need.

The Deaf Hear, the Mute Speak
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1998)
The hearing impaired in Beirut have a lifeline in the Father Roberts Institute for the Deaf.

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.

This Way to the Ark
text and photos by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East October 1992)
CNEWA’s Beirut office generously supports programs for Lebanon’s mentally and physically handicapped.

Hope Kindled in Bethany
by Thomas McHugh
(From Catholic Near East April 1990)
A L’Arche community in the West Bank offers a haven for the area’s mentally challenged.

Reaching Out to Neighbors
by Katerina Katsarka Whitley
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
An update on the activities at Maison du Sacre Coeur in Haifa.

The Young, the Old, and the Handicapped: The Mission in Israel/Palestine
by Carol Hunnybun
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1989)
Care of the needy and human development were dear to the heart of Paul VI. A Pontifical Mission director from those days remembers.

All Blessed Are the Ones of Pammakaristos
text and photos by Katerina Katsarka Whitley
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1988)
A home for special children in Greece offers a model program of education and care.

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.

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.

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.

Fr. Roberts: “The Deaf Hear and the Mute Speak”
by Helen Breen
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1984)
A school for deaf and handicapped boys in Lebanon provides hope for a brighter future.

Zouk-Mikael’s Sorrow Turned to Joy
by Rev. Elie Daou
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1983)
The handicapped children of a town in northeastern Beirut find hope.

People
by Greg Kandra
(From ONE March 2012)
Bishop Selim Sayegh of Jordan

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.

Wish Granted
by Sahar Aloul
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2003)
Shining success of a Jordanian center for rehabilitation

In Gaza The Blind Don’t Beg
by Helen Breen
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1980)
The Pontifical Mission Center for the Blind in Gaza is a haven of learning and support.

Unlocking Talents
text by Sahar Aloul
photographs by Bill Lyons
(From ONE magazine September 2004)
Disabled youth receive a needed boost in Amman

Miracles Happen in Bethlehem
by Carol Hunnybun
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1979)
At the Arab Society for the Physically Handicapped in Bethlehem, physically challenged girls and boys find support and hope.

from Blog Content

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.)

Picture of the Day: The Future At Their Fingertips
Hermina Tharwat, 12, studies for winter exams at Santa Lucia (home for the blind in Abou Kir, Egypt). (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: The Ephpheta Miracle
Sister Lucy Maule of the Ephpheta Institute in Bethlehem, holds four-year-old Abdil-Karim Yosef Allush. (photo: Miriam Sushman)

Picture of the Day: Jordan's Bishop Retires
Bishop Selim Sayegh meets with students at the Our Lady of Peace Center, a school for the developmentally disabled set up by the Latin Vicariate in Amman, Jordan. (photo: Nicholas Seeley)

Picture of the Day: Now Hear This
A young student at the Ephpheta Institute responds to hearing a new sound through an external hearing device. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Are You Ready for Some Football?
Students of the Asela school and orphanage, administered by the Consolata Fathers, a Catholic community of brothers and priests, play soccer on the playground. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

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: 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: A Place of Healing for the Deaf
Sister Piera Carpenedo, director of the Ephpheta Paul VI Institute for Audio-Phonetic Rehabilitation, tells a story using a drawing. (photo: Steve Sabella)

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)

Take Five: 5 Ways CNEWA Supports the Disabled
Five CNEWA-supported institutions for people with disabilities.

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)

Encountering Holy Land Christians: Hearing is Believing
Megan Knighton, a charitable giving advisor for CNEWA, shares a few details from her visit to the Holy Land.

Encountering Christians in the Holy Land: A Dream for Children
Megan Knighton, a charitable giving advisor for CNEWA, shares a few details from her visit to the Infant Welfare Center in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Picture of the Day: Friendship
Jordanian boys catch their breath during playtime at Our Lady of Peace Center in Jordan. (photo: Bill Lyons)

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)

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

Picture of the Day: Good Neighbors, Good Friends
A young girl leads her visually impaired classmates to their house in San Joe Puram in Faridabad, India. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: Flowers of Faridabad
Girls tend to plants at San Joe Puram in the Faridabad district of the northern Indian state of Haryana. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: Inclusive Education
Culinary students speak and sign to one another at the Women’s Promotion Center in Addis Ababa. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: A Neat Suite
A student at the Shashemene School for the Blind sets his bed in the morning. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

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

Picture of the Day: Crafts and Cheer
Students at Ashabhavan tackle a variety of arts and crafts projects. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: Touch Typing
Students at the Shashemene School for the Blind practice using Braille typewriters. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: The Dance of Life
Students join hands to perform the dabke, a folk dance native to the Levant, at the Father Roberts Institute for Deaf Children north of Beirut. (photo: Don Duncan)

Picture of the Day: Signs of Progress
Students conduct class in sign language at the Father Roberts Institute for Deaf Children, north of Beirut. (photo: Don Duncan)