Over the last few months stories have been shared from Dominican sisters who have visited the border. The DSC will be sharing these stories on their website and Facebook page. Please see below for the stories (more articles will be added in the future).
Sister Donna Marie O’Brien On February 13, 2019, Sisters Pat Stringer, Mary Pat Reid and I set out for Tucson, Arizona, to assist newly-arrived migrants at our southern border. We were uncertain as to the specific jobs we would be doing once we arrived, but that did not matter to us. Sister Pat wanted to […]
A presentation by Sister Anastasi Lott, MM.
“Five Dominican Sisters of Peace, Imelda Schmidt and Roserita Weber from Kansas, Mary Vuong from Texas, and Barbara Kane and Doris Regan from Ohio, recently returned from El Paso, TX, where they volunteered for two weeks at the Pastoral Center at the Diocese of El Paso.” Read more
Submitted by Angelica Velez and Mary Virginia Leach, OP (MSJ Dominicans) It was the Saturday before Christmas in my cozy convent in Tucson, Arizona—a day I planned to be a lazy, last-minute kind of finish-up, clean, stay indoors day. But news in our Tucson morning paper told of some 100+ migrants seeking asylum. They were […]
“December 6, 2018, McAllen, Texas – In a situation that many might assume is desperate and hopeless, five Adrian Dominican Sisters found hope, gratitude, and resilience among immigrants whom they volunteered to serve at hospitality centers in McAllen and El Paso, Texas. The Sisters were responding to the call by the Leadership Conference of Women […]
Sr. Anita Cleary and I, along with two colleagues, Kathryn Raistrick and Julie Wullner, have been working in El Paso since last Tuesday and have our last day tomorrow. As I read Patricia Erickson’s account, I recognized similarities – folks arrive in the afternoons when released from the detention center to the care of Annunciation […]
“Reflections from the Pew…” Marcelline Koch OP, Kathryn Raistrick, Julie Wullner and I volunteered November 12th through 19th at the Budget and Sol Luna sites of Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas. These sites offer hospitality to people released from detention centers and assist them with the process of reuniting with their families. My thoughts […]
January 5, 2019 I have often thought that everyone dreams of coming to the United States, but over and over I hear immigrants’ stories of being torn away from what they love most—their families. Marisol, a beautiful young mother in her thirties, shared such a story with me at the Loretto Hospitality Center for Migrants […]