November 28, 2018, McAllen, Texas – When the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) issued a call recently for Sisters to volunteer for a few weeks at hospitality centers for immigrants, Sisters from several communities responded. Among them are Adrian Dominican Sisters Patricia Erickson, OP, Mary Kastens, OP, and Nancy Murray, OP, who ministered or are ministering at the Catholic Charities Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. Sister Judith Benkert, OP, has served at the hospitality center in El Paso, Texas, where Sister Maurine Barzantni, OP, will serve beginning in early December.
Read the article in The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report by Dan Stockman and Michele Morek.
October 12, 2018, Houston, Texas – A recent article in The Texas Catholic Herald profiles Angela House – founded in 2006 by Sister Maureen O’Connell, OP – as a “safe place” for women to come after incarceration to prepare for a successful re-entry into society. “Here at Angela House, our goal is to help women take responsibility for past behavior while working to provide them with the tools they need to make a healthy and positive return to the community,” Sister Maureen told The Texas Catholic Herald. Read the full article by Kerry McGuire.