December 23, 2015, Washington, DC – Iraqi Dominican Sister Ban Saeed, OP, and Adrian Dominican Sister Donna Markham, OP, were featured this morning on CNN to shed light on the Christian Iraqi refugees who have fled from ISIS. Watch the interview. YOU can help our ministerial efforts on behalf of the exiled and displaced people of Iraq! Visit www.1000CranesforIraq.org for more information.
Sister Barbara Cervenka, OP, who initiated the 1,000 Cranes for Iraq fund-raising project, continues to paint one crane each day – even while recovering from knee surgery. “Painting the cranes is particularly meaningful because of the connection to the work and struggles of our Dominican Sisters in Iraq,” she said.
Sister Barbara added that Dominican Sisters and Associates, as well as the general public, have shown a tremendous response to the project. “People like to find a way to help other people who are in difficult situations, like the refugees in Iraq,” she said.
December 22, 2015, Houston, Texas – In a moving video, high school student Kyra Link takes viewers into the new lives of formerly incarcerated women who, as residents of Angela House, are finding their way back into the community. Founded in 2001 by Sister Maureen O’Connell, OP, Angela House offers the women basic necessities such as food and shelter; therapy; education and job training; help in finding permanent housing; Scripture study and centering prayer; wellness and cooking classes, creative arts; and after-care. Watch Kyra’s video.