Joined Together in the Mission of Charity

Sister friends volunteer at the border

Sister Patricia Colla, RSM and Sister Maryanne Tracey, SC (New Jersey), friends for years, talked and prayed about this. They had seen the images of children and adults seeking a home place of security, and were drawn to respond. In November, they journeyed together to McAllen, Texas, to be present to these people by working with the Humanitarian Respite Center run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley… Initially, the conditions of the migrants overwhelmed them. The multiple tents in muddied surfaces of Matamoros touched their hearts, and they rolled up their sleeves, travelling from Brownsville, Texas, to Matamoros, Mexico daily.

Read article by Sister Barbara Garland, SC (PDF)

Photos courtesy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, New Jersey


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