from ONE

Guiding Light
by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M. and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine May 2007)
India’s Sisters of the Destitute heal the poor and isolated

One Day At a Time In Kerala
text by Paul Wachter
photographs by Cody Christopulos
(From ONE magazine July 2005)
Kerala, known as “God’s Own Country,” has an alcohol problem

Restoring Peace of Mind in Kerala
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine May 2011)
India’s churches fill the gap in mental health care

Burying Alcoholism
text by Mariya Tytarenko with photographs by Yuriy Dyachyshyn
(From ONE magazine January 2010)
Ukrainians tackle a longstanding social ill

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

Armenian Winter
by Gayane Abrahamyan with photographs by Justyna Mielnikiewicz
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
One lifeline sustains Armenia’s remote and forlorn north

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

Jerusalem’s Good Samaritans
by Hanne Foighel with photographs by J Carrier
(From ONE magazine November 2009)
The elderly of the Old City do not walk alone

Retooling Green Gardens
text by Paul Wachter
photographs by Cody Christopulos
(From ONE magazine May 2005)
A former leprosarium in India tackles cancer

Children’s Hospital Heals More Than Illness
by Eileen Reinhard
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2003)
Health care facility in Israel promotes peace through its interfaith initiative

Strange But Miraculous Medicine
text and photographs by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2002)
A polio vaccination program in Eritrea delivers hope for the Kunama people.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jordan: A Land of Refuge
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1999)
The lives of Jordan’s refugees and bedouin are bettered by the support of the Pontifical Mission.

Pontifical Mission at 50: Healing in Jordan
by Michele Chabin
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1999)
Health care programs in Jordan provide quality medical services to refugees, Palestinian, and Iraqi, and impoverished Jordanians.

Healing Kerala’s Health Care
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2011)
The church fills gaps in India’s admired health care system

Healing the Sick in Gorakhpur
text by Lark Ellen Gould
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1998)
The healthcare work of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Gorakhpur delivers hope and relief to the sick of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Kinderhilfe Bethlehem: A Small Bridge for Peace
by Klaus Röllin
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1998)
A profile of Kinderhilfe Bethlehem, a dynamic Swiss-German agency specializing in the care of mothers and children in the Holy Land.

Between Iraq and a Hard Place
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1997)
Although safely out of their war-weary country, Iraqi refugees in Jordan find that life is still a struggle.

One Day in Bushulo
text by Brother Vincent Pelletier, F.S.C.
photographs by Asrat Habte Mariam
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1996)
At Bushulo Major Health Center in rural Ethiopia, a typical day is anything but typical for its patients, doctors and nurses.

Days of Hope in Amman
compiled by CNEWA staff
photographs by Miriam Sushman
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1996)
The Pontifical Mission’s humanitarian and pastoral activities in Jordan continue to provide medical care to those in need.

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.

Health Care in the Jordan Valley
by Brother Donald Mansir, F.S.C.
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1995)
The rural population of the West Bank and Gaza benefits from a unique health care program.

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.

Striving for Health and Social Justice in the Galilee
text by Lise Grande
photos by Karen Lagerquist
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1994)
The Galilee Society, supported by CNEWA’s Pontifical Mission, tries to address the health care crisis of Israel’s Arab population.

Armenia After the Earthquake
text by Peg Maron
photos by Sarkis Boghjalian
(From Catholic Near East January 1993)
A trip to post-earthquake Armenia reveals a country still in desperate need.

It’s Monday Morning; That’s Good News
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East May 1993)
A hospital in the foothills of Beirut offers specialized care to children suffering from scoliosis.

Gaza Health Project
prepared by Pontifical Mission, Jerusalem
photos by Karen Lagerquist
(From Catholic Near East September 1993)
Excerpts from a report and proposal by the Pontifical Mission’s Jerusalem office, presented to major funding agencies at a Vatican meeting.

Albania Revisited
by Thomas McHugh
(From Catholic Near East October 1991)
A volunteer medical program sponsored by CNEWA lends a hand in Albania.

Rebuilding Lives as Well as Beirut
text and photos by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East October 1991)
A drug treatment center in Lebanon combines holistic and psychiatric methods to help the addicted.

A Healing Touch: The Mission in Jordan
by Diane C. Chilangwa
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1989)
Health care – especially for mothers and children – has been a major concern of the Pontifical Mission for 40 years.

Building Amid Destruction: The Mission in Lebanon
by Issam Bishara
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1989)
The Pontifical Mission staff in Beirut seeks creative solutions to human suffering in a situation others call hopeless.

14 Years of Civil Strife in Lebanon
by Sister Maureen Grady, C.S.C.
photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East August 1989)
Civil war has devastated Lebanon. Amidst this devastation, though, a glimmer of hope survives.

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.”

Joy Where There Is Suffering
by Dominique Lapierre
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1987)
Among the poorest of Calcutta’s worst slum, faith turns immeasurable suffering into a source of spiritual richness.

“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.

A Physician Views Suffering and Pain
by Kevin Cahill, M.D.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Special 1984)
A physician’s perspective on a patient’s “creative tension” between suffering and pain.

Behind the Blockade
text by Fares Akram with photographs by Eman Mohammed
(From ONE March 2012)
Gaza’s Christian institutions help sustain a beleaguered population

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.

Hospital With a Difference
by Carol Hunnybun
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1982)
A hospital in Jerusalem provides medical care for the needy.

New Life, New Hope
by Mark Guidera
photos by Tom Guidera
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1981)
The DeBritto House Hostel, run by American Jesuits in the small town of Gomoh, India, provides a serene and healthful setting in which homeless boys can live, work and learn.

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.

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

Leprosy in India: Rays of Hope
by Mark Guidera
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1980)
Leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, continues to afflict many in India. CNEWA is there to offer its support.

After the Storm
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2003)
Quietly, almost inconspicuously, CNEWA has served the needs of Iraqis burdened by oppression and isolation

Hoping Against Hope
text by Anthony Kurian
photographs by K.L. Simon
(From ONE magazine July – August 2004)
An AIDS hospice in India provides much needed care

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.

The Silver Lining Behind the Clouds
text and photos by Richard C. Walker
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1979)
A member of the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary comes to the rescue of the poor of Bombay.

Serving the Smallest
by Nora Coyne
photos by Garo of Jerusalem
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1978)
The Greek Catholic Baby Clinic in the Old City helps thousands of children and mothers alike.

from News

Catholic Aid Official: Agencies Try to “Pick Up the Pieces” in Gaza
Catholic News Service (17 August 2014)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — A senior Catholic aid official said humanitarian agencies are “trying to pick up the pieces” of Gaza’s badly destroyed infrastructure, desperately hoping that the declared truce between Israel and the militant Hamas will hold.

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.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Christians Caring for Muslims in Egypt
A nurse gives Noor Fahmy her daughter, Mary, shortly after delivery at St. Thérèse Hospital in Cairo, Egypt. (photo: Shawn Baldwin)

"We Stayed Open for the People"
Two Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena discuss how their congregation has helped ordinary Iraqis cope with the war.

Picture of the Day: Hail Mary
A relative of a patient at Amala Hospital in Kerala, India, prays in the candle-lit Grotto located near the main entrance to the hospital grounds. The hospital is dedicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. (Photo: Peter Lemieux)

CNEWA Donor Named Man of the Year
On behalf of CNEWA, Megan Knighton congratulates Gregory Oussani for being named the Salaam Club of New York's Man of the Year.

Journey to the Holy Land: Jordan, a Land of Refuge
Msgr. Kozar reports on the further developments of his pastoral visit to the Middle East.

Picture of the Day: A Healing in Iraq
In this photo from 2003, Sister Nahla tends to a patient at the Al Jamh-Al Zahrawi Hospital in Mosul, Iraq, where she has been working since May. (photo: Philip Toscano-Heighton)

Picture of the Day: Up on the Roof
The rooftop prayer service at the Good Samaritan Center in Jerusalem's Old City.

Picture of the Day: Remembering Christians in the Middle East
A woman waits for healthcare in Palestine. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Dynamic Sisters of Jordan
A sister treats a patient at the Mother of Mercy Clinic in Zerqa, Jordan. (photo: Nader Daoud)

Picture of the Day: Beacons of Light in Iraq
From left, CNEWA President Msgr. John Kozar, Dominican Sister Maria Hanna and CNEWA Regional Director for Jordan and Iraq Ra’ed Bahou gather with Dominican Sisters outside the Mother of Mercy Clinic in Jordan. (photo: CNEWA)

Where They See the Light
Fares Akram reflects on church-affiliated institutions in Gaza.

Picture of the Day: Supporting Mothers in Jordan
A Muslim mother receives care for her newborn at the Mother of Mercy Clinic in Zerqa, Jordan, which is run by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena. (photo: John E. Kozar )

Picture of the Day: Healing in Eritrea
A female member of Kunama village — a peaceful, nomadic people who eventually settled near the border with Ethiopia — can be identified by her jewelery. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Take Five: 5 Ways to Bring Good Health to Gaza
The Gaza Strip has been under siege for years.

A "Dream" Come True
CNEWA Canada is partnering with the Catholic Women's League of Canada to support humanitarian projects in the Holy Land.

Picture of the Day: Caring for Mother and Child
Women and their children sign in at the lobby of the Mother of Mercy Clinic in Zerqa, Jordan. (photo: Greg Tarczynski)

Picture of the Day: "We are Here to Help"
The Italian Hospital in Kerak, Jordan, is run by the Comboni Sisters. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Prayer Is a Part of Culture
Staff and patients attend the evening liturgy at the Amala Hospital chapel in Trissur, Kerala. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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

Page One: Headlines for 9/28/12
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: A Lifeline to Armenia
Nikolay Vakulin and Melkonian Haykaz exercise in the yard of the shelter for elders run by Caritas Austria. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

A Special Place in the Heart of Jerusalem
Judith Sudilovsky recounts her prior experience with St. Louis Hospital before preparing her article for ONE.

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)

The Heart of Jerusalem Skips a Beet
Judith Sudilovsky shares a bite of what the St. Louis Hospital is cooking.

Picture of the Day: One Day at a Time
Since attending Navachaithanya's detoxification program, the man above has stayed sober. He now runs a small farm, including the banana plantation pictured. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Page One: Headlines for 11/13/12
Stories of interest for the day.

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: Joy in Jordan
Msgr. John Kozar captured a lovely moment at Our Lady of Peace Center outside Amman, Jordan, just before Christmas.

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: "Finding the Poor" Among Those with AIDS
In this image from 2003, a sick mother in Ethiopia holds her child. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Take Five: 5 Signs of Hope for Mothers and Newborns
Megan Knighton, a charitable giving advisor for CNEWA, shares some of the agency's successes in improving the lives of mothers and infants.

Jordan's Oasis of Hope
With the crisis in Syria growing worse by the day, one beacon of hope remains the CNEWA-supported Italian Hospital in nearby Kerak, Jordan. Recently, Asia News profiled the hospital and the Comboni sisters who run it.

Picture of the Day: A Bright Beginning
An Iraqi Dominican sister of St. Catherine of Siena administers a checkup to a pregnant, 18-year-old Palestinian refugee at the Mother of Mercy Clinic in Zerqa, Jordan. (photo: Nader Daoud)

31 Years of Mercy
On this date 31 years ago, CNEWA’s Mother of Mercy Clinic opened in the Jordanian city of Zerqa.

Picture of the Day: Hope in Ethiopia
Ruth Girmay, founder of Addis Hope, shares a moment with the program’s children. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Helping Hands
Sister Katharina helps a young friend at Maison du Sacre Coeur, a home for children with severe physical and mental challenges. (photo: CNEWA)

Page One: Headlines for 10/2/13
Stories of interest for the day.

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)

Page One: Headlines for 10/22/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Page One: Headlines for 10/28/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Tender Mercy
The Mother of Mercy Clinic provides a wide range of services to as many as 30,000 patients each year, with a special focus on prenatal and postnatal care. (photo: Steve Sabella)

Journey Through the South Caucasus: Healing in Armenia
CNEWA Chief Communications Officer Michael La Civita shares details from his ongoing trip to Lebanon, Armenia and Georgia.

Journey Through the South Caucasus:
Visiting the Heights of History

CNEWA Chief Communications Officer Michael La Civita shares details from his ongoing trip to Lebanon, Armenia and Georgia.

Page One: Headlines for 11/22/13
Stories of interest for the day.

In Jordan, Faith, Charity — and Hope
Journalist Nicholas Seeley discusses health care in Jordan, and the experience of writing about this important topic.

Picture of the Day: Staying Warm in “Armenian Siberia”
A mother holds her newborn in the maternity ward of the Tiramayr Narek Hospital. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: Tools of the Trade
An anesthesiologist waits for his patient in St. Raphael's Hospital in Baghdad. (photo: Sherrlyn Borkgren)

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: Another Middle East War
In 2004, we looked at the personal, often painful war being waged on drug addiction in Palestine.

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)

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)

Picture of the Day: A Touch of Class
A student attends a computer class at the Near East Council of Churches vocational center in Gaza City. (photo: Eman Mohammed)

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: The Body of Christ
Father Paul Achandy offers the Eucharist to patients at the Amala Hospital in Trichur, India. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Update From Gaza
Judith Sudilovsky shares an update on the status of Gaza and how CNEWA is helping the people of this beleaguered city.

BREAKING IN IRAQ:
CNEWA Receives Grant to Open Two Additional
Dispensaries in Northern Iraq

An independent Catholic family foundation, Raskob, has awarded Catholic Near East Welfare Association an emergency grant.

Picture of the Day: In Treatment in Kerala
Men gather for class in Navachaithanya, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center established in 1991 by the Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Irinjalakuda, in Kerala. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Journey to Jordan: A Refugee’s Story
Last Saturday morning, I met a man named Agnan Adnidihad.

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

Picture of the Day: Grand Rounds
Dr. Karam Nahal examines a 13-month-old while visiting Nafkandala, one of 22 villages in Iraqi Kurdistan the mobile clinic serves. (photo: Raed Rafei)

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Constantine Dabbagh

Constantine Dabbagh was a key collaborator with CNEWA for many years, spearheading efforts to help the poor in Gaza...

Picture of the Day: Say ‘Awwww’
A young child receives a checkup at the clinic administered by the Near East Council of Churches in Shajaia, a neighborhood of Gaza City.

Picture of the Day: Healthy and Happy
A child receives a checkup at a clinic run by the Near East Council of Churches in Shajaia, a neighborhood of Gaza City. (photo: Tamara Abdul Hadi)

Picture of the Day: A Healthy Rapport
A patient chats with staff at Our Lady’s Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Lebanon. (photo: Don Duncan)

from CNEWA Connections

CNEWA Success
(From CNEWA Connections February 2012)

Goodbye to a Dear Angel
(From CNEWA Connections March 2012)


(From CNEWA Connections NOVEMBER 2012)