August 22, 2021

Love at the Border

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When the call for help came, several Catholic Sisters responded. Among them were Sisters Linda Riggers and Mary Ellen Robinson, retired educators and members of the order, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. They spent 3-plus weeks volunteering in a Texas mass shelter for unaccompanied minors and at a welcome center for vulnerable families, all asylum seekers who undertook a harrowing journey and stepped across the border to seek safety and escape desperate poverty.