from ONE

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

Empowering Women: The Daughters of the Heart of Mary
by Dr. Gracy Fernandes, D.H.M.
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1995)
Through their schools of higher learning, the Daughters of the Heart of Mary empower marginalized women in India.

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.

Indian Women: Mother, Goddess, Life-Force
by Veronica J. Treanor
photos by Richard Walker
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1982)
The role of women in India has changed over the centuries.

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

Kerala’s Bittersweet Phenomenon
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2008)
Emigration fuels a local economy, but strains family ties

Waste Is Wealth
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine July 2008)
A Catholic initiative to fight poverty and manage waste

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

Harvesting the Rain
by Sean Sprague and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine July 2007)
Despite its lush climate, Kerala has a water problem

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.

Volunteerism at Work
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1999)
Dedicated volunteers lead the health care initiatives of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

Human Development, India Style
text and photos by Jan Phillips
(From Catholic Near East April 1991)
An integrated development project in Bihar helps one community gain independence and dignity.

“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.

Answering the Call
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2004)
A nursing school in India offers training and hope

from News

Indian Bishops Urge Legislators to Protect Women
Catholic News Service (24 January 2013)
TRICHUR, India (CNS) — In the wake of the national outcry over the gang rape and death of a paramedical student and reports of rapes from across the country, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has called for “comprehensive laws and effective measures to ensure the security and safety of women.”

from Blog Content

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)

A Deeper Appreciation for Religious Sisters
Major Gifts Officer, Megan Knighton, shares her her experiences working with courageous women in India.

Picture of the Day: Water Gives Life
In this photo taken in 2010, a woman fetches water from a well in Kerala. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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: Moving Forward
Women in India have benefited from numerous initiatives of the village of San Joe Puram, including efforts to improve literacy, sanitation and water access. (photo: John Mathew)