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Restoring Hope, Hurricane Katrina
Sister Donna Gunn
"I think none of us were prepared for what happened with this hurricane," says Sister Donna Gunn, coordinator of special projects at Sacred Heart Parish in Camden, Mississippi. Hear her story of panic and loss…of beauty and hope.
Walking with the Prisoner
Sister Judith Klump (May 13, 1929 - February 3, 2009)
Sister Judith Klump's prison ministry began in the early 1980s as she formed a relationship with a death row inmate. His life and death was a journey of transformation for them both. "Touching the suffering man's heart, the dear neighbor, is my chief joy," she says.
Welcoming the Stranger
Sister Ida Robertine Berresheim
Sister Ida Robertine Berresheim says that her ministry at Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza stems from her life experiences in childhood when her father took the kids to Hooverville during the Depression, the place where very, very poor people lived in almost cardboard shacks and were trying to survive. This experience stayed with her throughout her life and caused her to be challenged to a deeper faith because of it.
Journey with a Forgotten People
Sister Marion Weinzapfel
Sister Marion serves in war-torn Gulu, Uganda, where the people are forced to live in displacement camps and children are abducted, raped and forced to be soldiers. I looked at these children…. I was touched deeply. I thought, “These children are going to be in my heart forever. Let me go home and do what I can to spread the word that no child should have to live like that.”