from ONE

House of Blessings
by Christian Molidor, R.S.M. and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine March 2007)
Southern India’s Nirmala Dasi Sisters offer solace and care

The Orphans of Trichur
text and photos by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East May – June 2000)
Children are saved from life on the streets thanks to the efforts of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.

‘Slumdog’ Sisters
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine July 2011)
Syro-Malabar sisters offer help to those who need it the most

From Isolation to Opportunity
by Gayane Abrahamyan
(From ONE magazine March 2011)
A center in Armenia provides vital skills to orphaned youth

Lebanon’s Urban Youth
by Spencer Osberg
(From ONE magazine July 2010)
Challenging the status quo

Living in Limbo
by Diane Handal
(From ONE magazine November 2010)
In spite of hardship and humiliation, Palestine’s refugees hold on

City of Charity
by Liam Stack with photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine May 2009)
New life and a brighter future for Egypt’s needy children

Kerala’s Saving Grace
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine July 2009)
Community of sisters nurtures the lives of society’s outcasts

Oasis of Hope
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2004)
A religious center helps isolated Christians in Egypt strengthen their faith

Building a Brighter Future
text by Christopher Walker
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From ONE magazine November 2004)
Alexandria’s street children find a home with a community of sisters

Hunger and Hope In Eritrea
text and photographs by Chris Hellier
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2003)
Recurrent cycles of drought and famine may be slowly but steadily ending

Children’s Hospital Heals More Than Illness
by Eileen Reinhard
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2003)
Health care facility in Israel promotes peace through its interfaith initiative

Strange But Miraculous Medicine
text and photographs by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2002)
A polio vaccination program in Eritrea delivers hope for the Kunama people.

Bringing Learning to Life
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2002)
A school in a suburb of Alexandria, Egypt, provides a sanctuary for learning and reason.

Poorest of the Poor
compiled by CNEWA WORLD staff
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2002)
Saving the children of Ethiopia is one man’s dream.

Every Child Has a Name
text and photographs by Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2001)
At Kidane Mehret Children’s Home in Addis Ababa, orphaned children receive love, care and a name.

Thursday’s Child Has a Journey Ahead
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2001)
Greek children with special needs find an oasis in a children’s home called Pammakaristos.

A Delayed Homecoming
text by Caroline Faraj
photographs by Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2001)
To displaced Palestinians living in Jordan’s refugee camps, Palestine is still home.

Special Delivery in Baghdad
text by Dale Gavlak
photographs by Norbert Schiller
(From Catholic Near East March – April 2000)
Although hampered by international politics, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine provide reliable healthcare to Iraqi mothers and their children.

Home Is In Karamoodu
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East September – October 2000)
The door to opportunity is wide open at this home for destitute boys established by the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

Sons and Daughters
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1999)
Contemplating parents’ hopes and dreams for their children and those dreams that can never come true.

Jordan: A Land of Refuge
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1999)
The lives of Jordan’s refugees and bedouin are bettered by the support of the Pontifical Mission.

Catholic Schools in Ethiopia
text by Brother Vincent Pelletier, F.S.C.
photographs by Asrat Habte Mariam
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1999)
Catholic Schools in Ethiopia provide a glimmer of hope for the nation’s poor.

Little Orphan Ahmed
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1998)
A school and orphanage in a Lebanese Shiite Muslim village come to the rescue.

Kinderhilfe Bethlehem: A Small Bridge for Peace
by Klaus Röllin
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1998)
A profile of Kinderhilfe Bethlehem, a dynamic Swiss-German agency specializing in the care of mothers and children in the Holy Land.

The Deaf Hear, the Mute Speak
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1998)
The hearing impaired in Beirut have a lifeline in the Father Roberts Institute for the Deaf.

Changing Children’s Lives in Ethiopia
by Brother Vincent Pelletier, F.S.C.
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1997)
An on-site account of the plight of Ethiopia’s street children. CNEWA’s Needy Child Program is making a difference.

Letting Christians Down
by Marilyn Raschka
photos: CNEWA-PMP, Beirut
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1997)
Home to some of the first Christians, the ancient city of Damascus maintains its Christian past.

Heart to Heart in Haifa
text by Felix Corley
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1997)
The Daughters of Charity deliver extra doses of love and support to some often-forgotten, special children in Israel.

The Miracle of Ephpheta
text by George Martin
photographs by Miriam Sushman
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1996)
With the help of some dedicated sisters, the deaf are taught to speak at Paul VI Ephpheta Institute in Bethlehem.

One With the Urban Struggle
text by Dr. Gracy Fernandes, D.H.M.
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1996)
Two of Bombay’s impoverished suburbs benefit from the dedicated and driven Daughters of the Heart of Mary.

Calling All Sponsors
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1996)
An update on CNEWA’s Needy Child Sponsorship Program in Beirut: There is still more work to do.

The Church in Northern Ethiopia
by Brother Vincent Pelletier, F.S.C.
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)
Excerpts from a report prepared by CNEWA’s Regional Director for Ethiopia and Eritrea on his November field trip to the northern Ethiopian provinces of Welo, Tigre, Gonder and Gojam.

Passing Through Kerala
by Kamini Desai Sanghvi
photos by Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1994)
A visit to some of CNEWA’s projects in Kerala.

The Innocents of Bethlehem
by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East March 1993)
At the Creche in Bethlehem, the Daughters of Charity dole out huge helpings of love to abandoned children.

Promoting the Dignity of Women in India
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East May 1993)
In a land where women are viewed as second-class citizens, organizations geared toward raising social consciousness work to change prevailing views.

It’s Monday Morning; That’s Good News
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East May 1993)
A hospital in the foothills of Beirut offers specialized care to children suffering from scoliosis.

Children’s Art for Peace
text by Peg Maron
photos: courtesy, Givat Haviva
(From Catholic Near East July 1993)
A children’s art exhibit in New York works toward improving Jewish-Arab relations in the Middle East.

Rough Start, Fine Finish
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East November 1993)
The Lebanese Child Home Association in postwar Beirut provides the city’s children with the support they desperately need.

Rebuilding a School in the Heart of Cairo
by Joyce M. Davis
(From Catholic Near East September 1990)
The Christian Brothers tackle Egypt’s desperate need for schools.

Reaching Out to Neighbors
by Katerina Katsarka Whitley
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
An update on the activities at Maison du Sacre Coeur in Haifa.

Three Sisters’ Ministry of Hospitality
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
An update on support given to the displaced of Dbayeh Camp in Lebanon.

A Healing Touch: The Mission in Jordan
by Diane C. Chilangwa
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1989)
Health care – especially for mothers and children – has been a major concern of the Pontifical Mission for 40 years.

Reflections on an Afternoon in Ain Karem
text and photos by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1988)
Even a few hours with the CNEWA-sponsored boys in Ain Karem reveal the courage and vulnerability in their playfulness.

Those Who Do the Never-Ending Work
text and photos by Lucinda Kidd
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1988)
In the past, Christian women of Palestine provided the medical services for the Arab community. Today, the burden is even greater.

All Blessed Are the Ones of Pammakaristos
text and photos by Katerina Katsarka Whitley
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1988)
A home for special children in Greece offers a model program of education and care.

The Drama of Lebanon
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1988)
A simple skit performed by Lebanese children dramatizes a hopeful lesson in this land of violence.

Fisher-Children of the Nile
text and photos by Lucinda Kidd
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1987)
An Egyptian family creates its own warmth on a winter day as its members work and play.

A Joyous Bedlam
by Michael Healy
photos by Sr. Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Fall 1987)
In the Maison du Sacre Coeur in Haifa, a rehabilitation program brings joy to mentally challenged children.

“Suffer the Children to Come Unto Me”
by Michael Healy
photos by Sr. Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1987)
An update on CNEWA’s Child Sponsorship Program, and the children who need your help.

A Little Sister for Savio Boys Town
by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1986)
In the southwestern state of Kerala in India, a little girl brings a new dose of compassion – and curiosity – to an orphanage for boys.

Holy Innocents Today
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1985)
The senseless death of children continues today just as it did under the reign of Herod. It did not make sense then, and does not today.

The Hidden World in the House of Light
by Catherine O’Hagan
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1985)
Children in Haifa with special needs find dignity in La Maison du Sacre Coeur.

The Sacramental Appeal of Youth
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1985)
No matter what faith or culture, we can look to the young people in our lives to remind us of our spiritual potential.

A Hope for the Future
by Claudia McDonnell
photos by Diane Garnette
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1984)
Pontifical Mission schools in the refugee camps of the Holy Land offer hope for a solid future.

The Quiet Revolution
by Salil Tripathi and Rajul Mehta
photos: courtesy, National Council of Tourism in Lebanon
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1984)
CNEWA’s Needy Child Sponsorship Program improves the lives of an entire village.

A Lost Greatness
text by Regina J. Clarkin
photos by John Isaac
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1984)
Meditations on children and the challenge to the Christian to retain a childlike spirit.

Zouk-Mikael’s Sorrow Turned to Joy
by Rev. Elie Daou
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1983)
The handicapped children of a town in northeastern Beirut find hope.

People
by Greg Kandra
(From ONE March 2012)
Bishop Selim Sayegh of Jordan

A Child’s Rights Restored
text and photographs by Molly Corso
(From ONE March 2012)
Ending child homelessness in Georgia

Angels on Wheels
by Regina J. Clarkin
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1982)
A new vehicle for the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Lebanon provides invaluable support for handicapped children.

Shelter in Bethlehem
by Carol Hunnybun
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1981)
The Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles at the Orphanage of the Pontifical Mission in Bethlehem offer security, love and trust to homeless girls aged 4 through 18.

New Life, New Hope
by Mark Guidera
photos by Tom Guidera
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1981)
The DeBritto House Hostel, run by American Jesuits in the small town of Gomoh, India, provides a serene and healthful setting in which homeless boys can live, work and learn.

St. Ursula’s: More Than a School
text and photos by Katerina Katsarka Whitley
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1981)
An orphanage in Greece has offered education, shelter and loving care for more than a century.

Leprosy in India: Rays of Hope
by Mark Guidera
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1980)
Leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, continues to afflict many in India. CNEWA is there to offer its support.

In Gaza The Blind Don’t Beg
by Helen Breen
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1980)
The Pontifical Mission Center for the Blind in Gaza is a haven of learning and support.

To Save a Child
by Janet Butta
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1980)
CNEWA’s Needy Child Sponsorship Program continues to deliver hope to orphans and children of poverty.

Counting on God
text and photographs by Marilyn Raschka
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2003)
A place of hope and sanctuary in Lebanon

Education as a Common Goal
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2003)
School movement has potential to change the economic landscape of an Indian village

Unlocking Talents
text by Sahar Aloul
photographs by Bill Lyons
(From ONE magazine September 2004)
Disabled youth receive a needed boost in Amman

Miracles Happen in Bethlehem
by Carol Hunnybun
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1979)
At the Arab Society for the Physically Handicapped in Bethlehem, physically challenged girls and boys find support and hope.

Welcome Christina!
by Mary Mullowney
photos by Lorraine Fischer
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1978)
A lucky little girl from Lebanon meets her new family in the United States.

The World of St. Nicholas
by Charles E. Adelsen
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1978)
The “ancestor” of Santa Claus lived a very different life than our famous Saint Nick of the North Pole.

Serving the Smallest
by Nora Coyne
photos by Garo of Jerusalem
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1978)
The Greek Catholic Baby Clinic in the Old City helps thousands of children and mothers alike.

Cherishing the Children
by Abigail Wright
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1978)
In an effort to remember every child in need, the year 1979 has been named the International Year of the Child.

Salesian Technical School
by Virginia Rohan
photos: P.W.P.D.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1978)
A special school in Jordan offers an education and hope for future employment to young men.

from News

Hamas Order Threatens Catholic Schools in Gaza
Catholic News Service (23 January 2013)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — On a damp street in Warsaw, not far from St. Florian’s Cathedral, a tiny mattress lies on display behind a safety-glass window, installed at waist height on a dull gray wall.

Vatican Starts Construction on Family Center in Nazareth
Catholic News Service (17 April 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Construction should begin soon on a large guesthouse for families on pilgrimage to the Holy Land and an international center dedicated to promoting Catholic teaching on the family.

Vatican: Children Suffer Most in Syrian Violence
Catholic News Service (30 May 2013)
GENEVA (CNS) — The Vatican has reiterated its call for negotiations to end the violence in Syria, saying that children are suffering the most.

Summer Camp Elates Palestinian Children
Catholic News Service (11 July 2013)
TUBA, West Bank (CNS) — In this tiny South Hebron Hills encampment of tents and cave dwellings, where camels cling to the sandy hillside and hardy goats scrounge for shoots of brush and desert grasses, it is summer camp time for the children.

In Bethlehem, Near Site of Christ’s Birth, Pope Speaks Out for Children
Catholic News Service (25 May 2014)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Celebrating Mass a few steps from the spot traditionally believed to the birthplace of Jesus, Pope Francis said that the way society treats its young reveals its moral character.

Caritas Official: Emotional Toll in Gaza Worse than Physical Damage
Catholic News Service (11 August 2014)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — The head Caritas in Jerusalem expressed grave concern for the Gaza Strip’s residents with fighting once again erupting between Israel and Hamas.

Iraqi Christian Details How Militants Kidnapped Her 3-Year-Old
Catholic News Service (4 September 2014)
MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — An Iraqi Christian woman has described how her 3-year-old daughter was abducted by Islamist terrorists.

Salesian Center Offers Haven for Iraqi, Syrian Children in Istanbul
Catholic News Service (9 April 2015)
ISTANBUL (CNS) — Basima Toma teaches English to about 40 children at the Don Bosco youth center.

Cardinal Says Education Is Key to Iraqi Refugees’ Recovery
Catholic News Service (15 April 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Educating children is the best way to help displaced Iraqi Christians recover from the traumatic experience of being chased from their homes by Islamic State militants, said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, after an 11-12 April visit to Erbil.

Small Schoolhouse Fosters Big Dreams for Roma Youngsters in Macedonia
Catholic News Service (18 June 2015)
SKOPJE, Macedonia (CNS) — In a small schoolhouse in Macedonia’s capital, Roma children share big aspirations.

After Monthlong Strike, Christian Schools Open in Israel
Catholic News Service (29 September 2015)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christian schools opened in Israel Sept. 28 after an almost monthlong strike demanding equality in budgeting.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Praying in Purakkad
Young parishioners at Holy Cross Church, in the Keralite village of Purakkad, take part in perpetual adoration. Of Purakkad's 6,500 families, some 340 more than 1,500 individuals in all belong to Holy Cross parish. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: A Sanctuary in Damascus
Despite the violence that once enveloped them, Iraqi refugee children still find time to play. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

Picture of the Day: A Peaceful Seclusion in Kerala
Children pray during liturgy in the small village of Santhithadam, Kerala, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Healing After War
Two young girls share a laugh at a displaced persons camp outside Dellé, Eritrea in August of 2000. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: Putting Our World in Focus
In the April 2011 CNEWA Connections e-newsletter, we chose to focus on some "never before seen" photographs by Sister Christian Molidor.

Picture of the Day: Armenia's Spiritual Core
A young girl prays at St. Gayane Church in Etchmiadzin, Armenia. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Dignity and Identity in Mumbai
Children at the nursery the Nirmala Dasi sisters run in Dharavi, a slum in the center of Mumbai. The children are mainly from families that have working mothers. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Building Respect in Jordan
A boy plays near the construction site of a new facility at New Orthodox School in Madaba. (photo: Joseph Zakarian)

Camping and Caring
Mariya Tytarenko recounts her experiences while reporting on the Druzhba (Friendship) Camp in western Ukraine.

Picture of the Day: The Future At Their Fingertips
Hermina Tharwat, 12, studies for winter exams at Santa Lucia (home for the blind in Abou Kir, Egypt). (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: Sisters Bring Light to Mumbai
Sister Kirti Lawrence tutors children at the Anugraha home with a battery–powered floodlight. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: The Doorway to Change in Ethiopia
Founded by the Good Shepherd Sisters in 1987, the Bethlehem Day Care Center serves the families of Cherkos, an impoverished neighborhood in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: The Ephpheta Miracle
Sister Lucy Maule of the Ephpheta Institute in Bethlehem, holds four-year-old Abdil-Karim Yosef Allush. (photo: Miriam Sushman)

Picture of the Day: Beirut's Youth
Youth from all religious communities participate in an urban dance workshop in Beirut. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

Picture of the Day: Jordan's Bishop Retires
Bishop Selim Sayegh meets with students at the Our Lady of Peace Center, a school for the developmentally disabled set up by the Latin Vicariate in Amman, Jordan. (photo: Nicholas Seeley)

Picture of the Day: CNEWA Sponsors' Timeless Love
Scanned letter from an Eritrean child, dated March 18, 1986.

Picture of the Day: Off the Street and On Their Feet
Girls and boys take dance lessons at the Caritas center in Georgia. (photo: Molly Corso)

Picture of the Day: Restoring Childhood
Children play at the Caritas camp held at the Samta Park Sanitarium in Nunisi, a mountain town in Georgia’s Karagauli region. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

"Velma's Dream" for Jerusalem
CNEWA Canada is partnering with the Catholic Women's League of Canada to support at-risk youth in Jerusalem.

Picture of the Day: Welcome into the Family
Many orphaned children, like the one shown above, are cared for at the Kidane Mehret Children’s Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Supporting Mothers in Jordan
A Muslim mother receives care for her newborn at the Mother of Mercy Clinic in Zerqa, Jordan, which is run by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena. (photo: John E. Kozar )

Picture of the Day: Learning in Lebanon
In this photo taken in 2008, children engage with their teacher at St. Charles School in eastern Beirut, Lebanon. (photo: Sarah Hunter )

Picture of the Day: Supporting India
In this undated photo from our archive, a group of children play in India. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: Raising Hope in Jordan
A Rosary sister greets a Bedouin child in the abandoned ruins of old Smakieh. (photo: Tanya Habjouqa)

Picture of the Day: Reaching Higher
Msgr. John Kozar completes morning exercises with students of Atse Tekle Ghiorgis School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: CNEWA)

Picture of the Day: Tender, Loving Care for the Disabled
A sister speaks with a resident of the Maison du Sacre Coeur, a Catholic institution run by the Daughters of Charity that serves the needs of specially challenged children. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Take Five: 5 Things that Happen When You Give to CNEWA
A resident of the Kidane Mehret Children's Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, studies. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: A Promise for the Future
In this photo taken in 2005, two young orphans are cared for at the Kidane Mehret Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Praying in the Language of Jesus
Israeli-Arab fourth-grade students pray in Aramaic during language class at Jish Elementary School in Jish, Israel, 20 June. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hil)

Picture of the day: Reviving the Bulgarian Church
A child undergoes physical therapy sessions at Pokrov's day care center, which treats children with special needs. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Place of Grace
Sister Lisi leads evening prayer in the chapel of Grace Home, with 2-year-old Chakara. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Fighting for Armenia's Children
Coach Gevorg Shushanian gives boxing lessons at an Armenian School in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: The Eager Scholar
A young student takes notes at Bethlehem Day Care Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Students Reaching for the Top in Lebanon
dents play at St. Charles School in Achrafieh located in east Beirut. (photo: Sarah Hunter)

Picture of the Day: "A Window into the Soul"
A child plays at the Godano Institution, a home for abused girls, women and their children. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Helping Children in Lebanon
A resident of the Divine House in Zahle, Lebanon takes a break from playtime. (photo: Gabriel Delmonaco)

Take Five: 5 Ways CNEWA Supports the Disabled
Five CNEWA-supported institutions for people with disabilities.

Picture of the Day: Children of War
In this photo taken in 2000, two young girls at a displaced persons camp outside Delle, Eritrea. (photo: Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: Caring for Mother and Child
Women and their children sign in at the lobby of the Mother of Mercy Clinic in Zerqa, Jordan. (photo: Greg Tarczynski)

Picture of the Day: Egypt's "City of Charity"
A resident of a home for abandoned children in King Mariut, Egypt. The home is run by the priests and sisters of the Institute of the Incarnate Word. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Field Day
Boys play with old tires in "the field," a squatters camp on land where a sports stadium is set to be built. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Helping Syria's Smallest Victims
Vatican Radio today reported on the deepening crisis in Syria, with special attention devoted to the suffering children. Charities are calling for urgent funding - and that includes CNEWA.

Picture of the Day: Reasons to Smile
Msgr. John Kozar caught this charming smile during his visit to the Kidane Mehret Children's Home in Ethiopia in April 2012. (photo: Msgr. John Kozar)

Picture of the Day: A New Beginning
A mother and child and a sister and child stand in front of a picture of Christ at the Christina Center in Trichur, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: "Finding the Poor" Among Those with AIDS
In this image from 2003, a sick mother in Ethiopia holds her child. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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Stories of interest for the day.

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Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Daughters of Hope
The girls being cared for at St. Joseph's in Kerala look forward to a brighter future. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

"Oh, woman, great is thy faith!"
Major gifts officer Bob Pape shares an anecdote of a strikingly selfless donor.

Take Five: 5 Signs of Hope for Mothers and Newborns
Megan Knighton, a charitable giving advisor for CNEWA, shares some of the agency's successes in improving the lives of mothers and infants.

Picture of the Day: Children of the Occupation
Palestinian children look out from the window of their home in Dheisheh refugee camp. (photo: Steve Sabella)

Picture of the Day: A Closer Look
An Egyptian girl wants a closer look at Verbo Encarnado Sister Maria de la Santa Faz. (photo: Mohammed El-Dakhakhny)

Page One: Headlines for 5/1/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: A Bright Beginning
An Iraqi Dominican sister of St. Catherine of Siena administers a checkup to a pregnant, 18-year-old Palestinian refugee at the Mother of Mercy Clinic in Zerqa, Jordan. (photo: Nader Daoud)

31 Years of Mercy
On this date 31 years ago, CNEWA’s Mother of Mercy Clinic opened in the Jordanian city of Zerqa.

Picture of the Day: Hope in Ethiopia
Ruth Girmay, founder of Addis Hope, shares a moment with the program’s children. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Page One: Headlines for 6/13/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: An Oasis of Hope in Kerala
Arya Raghavan tends the cows at Mother Mary Home for Girls in Kerala. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Eyes on Egypt
Santa Lucia staff member Iman Bibawi Iskandar helps a resident practice writing Arabic Braille in preparation for an exam. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: Young and Venerable
In this photo from April, Eritrean children under the care of religious sisters gather to meet CNEWA President Msgr. Kozar. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Finding Answers in Ethiopia
A young girl completes a class project at Meki Catholic School. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Helping Hands
Sister Katharina helps a young friend at Maison du Sacre Coeur, a home for children with severe physical and mental challenges. (photo: CNEWA)

Picture of the Day: Rescued From the Trash
This baby girl was found in a garbage can. Now she's loved and cared for by the sisters of the Holy Family Children's Home (photo: CNEWA)

Encountering Holy Land Christians: Hearing is Believing
Megan Knighton, a charitable giving advisor for CNEWA, shares a few details from her visit to the Holy Land.

Encountering Christians in the Holy Land: A Dream for Children
Megan Knighton, a charitable giving advisor for CNEWA, shares a few details from her visit to the Infant Welfare Center in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Picture of the Day: Palestinian Summer
Youths from the South Hebron Hills kick around a soccer ball at summer camp in the West Bank village of Tuba on 28 June. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hill)

Encountering Holy Land Christians: Velma’s Dream Come True
Velma Harasen, former president of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada, shares a reflection after participating in the C.W.L.’s Holy Land pilgrimage with CNEWA.

Picture of the Day: “God Loves Everyone”
Msgr. Kozar visits with children at St. Anthony's Dayssadan, a home for children with physical disabilities run by the Preshitharam Sisters in India. (photo: CNEWA)

Picture of the Day: A Place Called Mercy
A sister with her young friend at the John Paul II Peace Center in India. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: A Smile and a Prayer
Orphans join together in prayer at Kidane Merhet Children’s Home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Page One: Headlines for 8/7/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Summer Edition of ONE Arrives!
Check out the second quarterly issue of ONE for 2013, spotlighting children in need in the areas CNEWA serves!

Picture of the Day: Saving the Children of War
Children gather in a makeshift classroom in the Al Waer neighborhood of Homs. (photo: Ziad Hilal, S.J.)

Picture of the Day: Mornings with Mary
Each day the boys at the Malankara Boys’ Home pause on the lawn to pray before a statue of the Virgin Mary before going to school. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: A Time to Dance
Some of the students at St. Joseph's Orphanage in Kerala, India find time not only to study but also to dance. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Seeing a Brighter Future
Several years ago, we reported on the remarkable work being undertaken by a congregation of sisters in Egypt seeking to help some of the poorest children in the country

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic… and Dignity
In the Summer 2013 issue of ONE, journalist Don Duncan writes about the Atse Tekle Ghiorgis School, and how it’s changing the lives of some of Ethiopia’s poorest children. Below, he offers some further reflections.

Picture of the Day: Uplifting the Student Body
CNEWA President Msgr. John E. Kozar plays with students at the Atse Tekla Ghiorgis School in Ethiopia. (photo: Thomas Varghese/CNEWA)

Picture of the Day: Drizzling and Dribbling
Boys from the Malankara Boys' Home decide not to let a little rain spoil a perfectly good game of soccer. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: Educational Oasis
Father Luis Montes, who directs St. Aloysius School, makes time to play with the students. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Evening Grace
In this image from 2010, sisters and patients gather for evening prayer at Grace Home, a home for HIV-infected children and patients in Trichur, India. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Friendship
Jordanian boys catch their breath during playtime at Our Lady of Peace Center in Jordan. (photo: Bill Lyons)

Picture of the Day: Food for Thought
A child of the village of Sebeya enjoys an enriched biscuit. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: Hair and Now
The Godano Rehabilitation Project, which serves about 140 women under the age of 20, offers computer and beauty-school classes. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Tender Mercy
The Mother of Mercy Clinic provides a wide range of services to as many as 30,000 patients each year, with a special focus on prenatal and postnatal care. (photo: Steve Sabella)

Picture of the Day: Hungry to Learn
In Ethiopia, school meals greatly improve concentration among students, such as Teklit Gebru of Sebeya. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Journey Through the South Caucasus: Healing in Armenia
CNEWA Chief Communications Officer Michael La Civita shares details from his ongoing trip to Lebanon, Armenia and Georgia.

Picture of the Day: Feeding Gaza
This 2006 photo depicts a street scene in the Gaza strip, a poor and crowded land with one of the highest population densities in the world. (photo: Steve Sabella)

Picture of the Day: The Write Stuff
Catholic institutions in Upper Egypt, such as the Jesuit’s school in Minya, are largely responsible for the growth of the Coptic Catholic Church. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Homework
Sister Bincy Joseph assists the girls with their homework. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: The Face of Hunger
Children in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, such as 13-year-old Tiblets Gebray, suffer from chronic malnurishment and depend on outside support during lean years. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: What Child Is This?
A girl in St. Peter’s Square holds baby Jesus figurines for Pope Francis to bless during his Angelus at the Vatican on 15 December. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

Picture of the Day: Staying Warm in “Armenian Siberia”
A mother holds her newborn in the maternity ward of the Tiramayr Narek Hospital. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: Syria’s Smallest Victims
Men help a wounded boy who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al Assad in Damascus on 7 January. (photo: CNS/Bassam Khabieh, Reuters)

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Page One: Headlines for 4/24/14
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Picture of the Day: Syria's Smallest Refugees
In the spring edition of ONE, Msgr. John E. Kozar writes about his experience visiting a settlement for refugees in Beirut.

Picture of the Day: A Child’s View of War
Alaa, a 7-year-old from Homs, Syria, holds up a drawing depicting events in his hometown. (photo: Tamara Hadi)

Envisioning a Better Future
Journalist Sarah Topol reflects on the Santa Lucia Home, the topic of her recent article in ONE.

Page One: Headlines for 6/23/14
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Sisters of Iraq
ister Najma chats with a patient visiting the clinic for a routine checkup at the Mother of Mercy Clinic in Zerqa, Jordan. (photo: Nader Daoud)

Good Shepherds, Good Sports
ONE contributor Diane Handal shares a message from Sister Micheline Lattouff of the Lebanese Sisters of the Good Shepherd, currently working with a large population of Syrian refugees.

Picture of the Day: Born in Baghdad
A Iraqi man looks into the nursery in Al Hayat, a 27-bed mother and child facility in Baghdad operated by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena. (photo: Sherrlyn Borkgren)

Picture of the Day: Orphans of AIDS in Ethiopia
Several years ago, we visited a bleak corner of Ethiopia, and found a flicker of light in the darkness.

Picture of the Day: Syria’s Iraqi Children
Iraqi refugee children had found some stability in Syria before civil war erupted. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

Picture of the Day: The First Communion That Wasn’t
Children prepare for first Communion in Karamless, Iraq, on 1 August.

Picture of the Day: Dry Wall
In Gangapar, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a brick house protects the children of Jasvir Singh from floods. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: Care for the Children of Iraq
Over the weekend, Michel Constantin, CNEWA’s regional director for Lebanon, Syria and Egypt, submitted a brief report on the needs of refugee children in Iraq. (photos by Don Duncan)

Picture of the Day: Costumes and Customs
Students perform a folklore dance at the Franciscan School in Abou Kir, Egypt. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: The Children of Iraq
Refugee children gather in a shelter for displaced Iraqis in northern Iraq. (photo: Ra’ed Bahou)

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Page One: Headlines for 1/6/15
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Picture of the Day: A Good Samaritan
Sister Terese Dorias is one of three sisters who helps care for the children at the Good Samaritan Orphanage in Cairo. (photo: Amal Morcos)

Picture of the Day: Good Neighbors, Good Friends
A young girl leads her visually impaired classmates to their house in San Joe Puram in Faridabad, India. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: A Place to Grow
Marseille, 13 years old and autistic, has made friends and grown more comfortable socializing since coming to school at the Good Samaritan Orphanage. (photo: Amal Morcos)

Picture of the Day: Flowers of Faridabad
Girls tend to plants at San Joe Puram in the Faridabad district of the northern Indian state of Haryana. (photo: John Mathew)

Page One: Headlines for 4/16/15
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Journey to Jordan: A Refugee’s Story
Last Saturday morning, I met a man named Agnan Adnidihad.

Picture of the Day: An Admirer Looks On
Sister Ayelech prepares food in the kitchen of the Blessed Gebremichael Catholic School in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. (photo: Petterik Wiggers/Panos PIctures)

Page One: Headlines for 7/23/15
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Helping Children Cope in Gaza
Children in in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, participate in a psychosocial program run by the Department of Service for Palestinian Refugees of the Near East Council of Churches, funded in part by CNEWA. (photo: CNS/Paul Jeffrey)

Picture of the Day: Instruction Constricted
Israeli-Arab fourth-grade students pray in Aramaic during language class. Dozens of Christian schools in Israel may be shutting their doors this year due to restrictions by the Israeli government, Christian educators warn. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hill)

Picture of the Day: A New Generation in Eritrea
Eritrean children under the care of religious sisters play outside. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: A Neat Suite
A student at the Shashemene School for the Blind sets his bed in the morning. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: Hands-On Instruction
Ambili Elias, a teacher at Ashabhavan, helps three students with their daily lessons. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: Crafts and Cheer
Students at Ashabhavan tackle a variety of arts and crafts projects. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: The Smallest Displaced
Children make up a large part of the Iraqis who have been displaced and now live in Dohuk. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Touch Typing
Students at the Shashemene School for the Blind practice using Braille typewriters. (photo: Petterik Wiggers)

Picture of the Day: The Most Important Meal of the Day
A student at Ashabhavan (“House of Hope”) enjoys breakfast. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: Taking a Spin in Georgia
Campers from a Caritas Georgia center play at a resort in Nunisi, in central Georgia. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Sister Ayelech Gebeyehu

If you want to find a real CNEWA hero, consider looking in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, where a woman named Sister Ayelech Gebeyehu oversees nearly 1,000 children at the Blessed Gebremichael Catholic School...

Picture of the Day: School Days
Sister Ferdos Zora teaches students in a preschool in Erbil run by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena. (photo: Paul Jeffrey)

Picture of the Day: Rescuing Omran in Aleppo
A 5-year-old Syrian boy named Omran Daqneesh sits alone in the back of the ambulance after he was rescued from the Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo on 17 August 2016. (photo: Mahmud Rslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Picture of the Day: On the Road
Sister Hakinta Muradyan drives children to the Catholic church in Tashir, Armenia. Many of the children in the town are fatherless. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Constantine Dabbagh

Constantine Dabbagh was a key collaborator with CNEWA for many years, spearheading efforts to help the poor in Gaza...

Picture of the Day: The Warmth of Africa
A young student in Ethiopia offers a warm greeting as he begins another school day. (photo: John E. Kozar)

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Atsede Gebretsadik

Atsede Gebetsadik attended the Atse Tekle Ghiorgis School in Addis Ababa, and has now returned there to teach.

Picture of the Day: Serving Idukki’s Children
Sreya Maria Therese attends Ashabhavan — a school for children with special needs, administered by the Sacred Heart Sisters — in Rajakkad, in the Idukki district of Kerala. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: Making Scents
A priest prepares a censer with the help of young parishioners. (photo: James Jeffrey)

Lebanon Day Three: Joy, Hope, Resilience
Philip Eubanks and Chris Kennedy share more thoughts from the road in Lebanon.

Picture of the Day: Say ‘Awwww’
A young child receives a checkup at the clinic administered by the Near East Council of Churches in Shajaia, a neighborhood of Gaza City.

Picture of the Day: Caring for Kids in Cochin
A student greets a visitor at a school for children with special needs in Koonammavu, a suburb of Cochin, in Kerala. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Healthy and Happy
A child receives a checkup at a clinic run by the Near East Council of Churches in Shajaia, a neighborhood of Gaza City. (photo: Tamara Abdul Hadi)

Page One: Headlines for 6/23/17
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: In Armenia, A Work of Heart
David Safaryan displays one of his paintings from art class. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day: Day Care in Jerusalem
Fadia Shamieh, from the Palestinian Christian town of Beit Jala, plays with children inside the St. Rachel Center in Jerusalem. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

Picture of the Day: The Youth of a Venerable People
Children socialize outside St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Ader, Jordan. (photo: Nader Daoud)

from CNEWA Connections

In Memoriam Ato Feleke
(From CNEWA Connections February 2012)

Going Polar to Warm Young Hearts
(From CNEWA Connections February 2012)

From the Mailbag
(From CNEWA Connections February 2012)

Fostering Education and Opportunities in Lebanon
(From CNEWA Connections May 2012)

From the Mailbag
(From CNEWA Connections May 2012)

Two Godsends from New Jersey
(From CNEWA Connections May 2012)

From the Mailbag
(From CNEWA Connections June 2012)

Kids Helping Kids
(From CNEWA Connections AUGUST 2012)

CNEWA Champs
(From CNEWA Connections AUGUST 2012)

On the Road
(From CNEWA Connections AUGUST 2012)


(From CNEWA Connections SEPTEMBER 2012)


(From CNEWA Connections NOVEMBER 2012)


(From CNEWA Connections DECEMBER 2012)