from ONE

Guiding Light
by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M. and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine May 2007)
India’s Sisters of the Destitute heal the poor and isolated

Building Hope
text by Anthony Kurian
photographs by Mohan Jacob
(From ONE magazine January 2005)
Church-sponsored housing program in the south Indian city of Trivandrum promises a secure future

A New Home With a New Family
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2003)
A village community is providing hope for homeless in rural India

Witnesses to a Poor Christ
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East March – April 2001)
India’s Malabar Missionary Brothers lead a simple life, following in the footsteps of St. Francis.

Queen’s Garments
story and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine September 2006)
A life-changing sewing program for young women in southern India

Changing Lives in Northern Kerala
by Sean Sprague and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine November 2007)
A Syro-Malabar charity reaches the poor in remote Kerala

A Place to Call Home
by Sean Sprague and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine March 2008)
Sisters in southern India instill pride and hope

Kerala’s Bittersweet Phenomenon
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2008)
Emigration fuels a local economy, but strains family ties

Waste Is Wealth
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine July 2008)
A Catholic initiative to fight poverty and manage waste

‘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

Fearless Grace
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine July 2010)
The Deivadan Sisters shelter Kerala’s abandoned

The Holy City of Jerusalem
(From ONE magazine September 2010)
A city’s destiny depends on the three great faiths

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

Armenian Winter
by Gayane Abrahamyan with photographs by Justyna Mielnikiewicz
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
One lifeline sustains Armenia’s remote and forlorn north

Alexandria’s Struggling Sudanese
by Liam Stack
(From ONE magazine September 2009)
A small church in an ancient port city sustains refugees

Village Priests
text by Paul Wachter
photographs by Cody Christopulos
(From ONE magazine November 2005)
Formed to live as one with the people

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

Perspectives
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine September 2009)
Mindful of the Poor

So Close, Yet So Far
text and photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2001)
The ruins of Armenia’s ancient capital of Ani are a stone’s throw from Ani Pemza village. Prosperity, however, is a long way off.

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.

Volunteerism at Work
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1999)
Dedicated volunteers lead the health care initiatives of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

Rebuilding Lives in Palestine
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1999)
The ultimate goal of the Pontifical Mission in Jerusalem is to minister to the total needs of the Palestinian people.

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.

Pontifical Mission at 50: Healing in Jordan
by Michele Chabin
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1999)
Health care programs in Jordan provide quality medical services to refugees, Palestinian, and Iraqi, and impoverished Jordanians.

Good Shepherdesses in Addis Ababa
text by Sister Mary James Clines, R.G.S.
photographs by Asrat Habte Mariam
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1999)
These dedicated sisters heal the sick, comfort the poor and educate the destitute in Ethiopia’s capital city.

Pontifical Mission at 50: A Warm Touch in Dbayeh
by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1999)
The life of a refugee family offers a snapshot of the hardship endured by Palestinian and Lebanese refugees.

Egypt’s Miracle Worker
text by Dale Gavlak
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1999)
A profile of Egidio Sampieri, a dynamic bishop building bridges between faith communities.

Healing the Sick in Gorakhpur
text by Lark Ellen Gould
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1998)
The healthcare work of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Gorakhpur delivers hope and relief to the sick of Uttar Pradesh, India.

God’s Work in Kerala: Caring for the Aged
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1998)
India’s Nirmala Dasi Sisters persevere in their work with elderly.

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.

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.

Striving for Health and Social Justice in the Galilee
text by Lise Grande
photos by Karen Lagerquist
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1994)
The Galilee Society, supported by CNEWA’s Pontifical Mission, tries to address the health care crisis of Israel’s Arab population.

A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes
by Peg Maron
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1994)
The church is free to operate in the former communist bloc. In this article we learn how some Americans are helping the church to flourish there.

A Sister Act Hard to Follow
text and photos by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1994)
The Little Sisters of Nazareth reach out to those suffering misfortune in Dbayeh refugee camp.

Images from Albania
text by John Burger
photos by Maria Bastone
(From Catholic Near East September 1993)
The author and photographer accompany John Cardinal O’Connor during his historic trip to Albania.

Gaza Health Project
prepared by Pontifical Mission, Jerusalem
photos by Karen Lagerquist
(From Catholic Near East September 1993)
Excerpts from a report and proposal by the Pontifical Mission’s Jerusalem office, presented to major funding agencies at a Vatican meeting.

A Missionary Church Goes on Mission
by Michael J.L. La Civita
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East January 1992)
India’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Church is finding new ways to minister to its far-flung people.

Benedict Mar Gregorios, India’s Renaissance Man
text and photos by Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East April 1992)
A profile of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Archbishop of Trivandrum.

A Recipe for Christian Sharing
by Marilyn Raschka
(From Catholic Near East July 1991)
A meal program in Lebanon caters to the land’s displaced elderly.

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.

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.

Building Amid Destruction: The Mission in Lebanon
by Issam Bishara
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1989)
The Pontifical Mission staff in Beirut seeks creative solutions to human suffering in a situation others call hopeless.

14 Years of Civil Strife in Lebanon
by Sister Maureen Grady, C.S.C.
photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East August 1989)
Civil war has devastated Lebanon. Amidst this devastation, though, a glimmer of hope survives.

Called to Do the Truth
by Thomas Riley
photos by Joan Tedeschi
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
Emmaus house in Harlem is Eastern Christianity at work in the West.

The Chanda Mission
text and photos by Rev. Jacob Martin Kapiarmala, C.M.I.
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
In the heart of India, Syro-Malabar Catholics are reaching needy people.

Visitor From Ethiopia
by Joseph Cornelius Donnelly
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
Abba Weldermariam talks about the devastation in northern Ethiopia.

The Good News in Dbayeh
by Michael Healy
photos by Sr. Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Summer 1987)
In the midst of Lebanon’s despair, a seed of hope planted by a persistent nun begins to sprout.

“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.

Seeking Christ in the Desert – The Conversion of Charles de Foucauld
by Michael Healy
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1987)
The story of the conversion of Charles de Foucauld.

Finding Family Among the Tribals
text and photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1986)
A Christian mission strives to lend a hand to remote tribal villages in India.

“They Have Nothing to Eat”
by Claudia McDonnell
photos by John Isaac
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1985)
A reflection on hunger and the ongoing crisis of starvation.

“The Way to Do Is to Be”
text and photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1985)
Throughout India women religious share their Christian spirit by helping those in need.

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.

They Are Christ
by Veronica J. Treanor
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Special 1984)
A reflection on being a Good Samaritan when others suffer.

Focus
by John E. Kozar
(From ONE March 2012)
Images from the world of CNEWA

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

Hospital With a Difference
by Carol Hunnybun
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1982)
A hospital in Jerusalem provides medical care for the needy.

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.

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.

Egypt: Ever Old, Ever New
by Leila Badran
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1980)
A seat of civilization, Egypt continues to thrive while the Nile River flows.

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.

The Silver Lining Behind the Clouds
text and photos by Richard C. Walker
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1979)
A member of the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary comes to the rescue of the poor of Bombay.

Growing Strong: The Diocese of Trichur
by Rev. Thomas Kizhoor
photos: The Diocese of Trichur
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1979)
Christians in southwestern India find success with a little help from the Father of the Poor.

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.

Feeding the Hungry
by Heather Byrne
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1978)
The joy of reading is delivered to needy schoolchildren in India.

Old Age in the Near East
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1978)
Reflections on the older generations of the Holy Land.

Ethiopia’s Island Sanctuary
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine January 2005)
Reviving religious life in central Ethiopia

from News

Pope Urges Prayers, Action on Behalf of Migrants, Unemployed, Poor
Catholic News Service (20 April 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The poor, migrants in search of a better life and the unemployed want what all human beings want: life, dignity and a chance to earn a decent living, Pope Francis said in several speeches urging compassion and assistance by both governments and individuals.

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Holy Cow! Meet the Sisters of Good Service
Issam Bishara visits the village of Jabbouleh to meet with the Sisters of Good Service and learn about their work.

Picture of the Day: In an Indian Slum Hope Abides
Sister Leema Rose and volunteer Jancy Kuthoor visit the homes of needy residents in Dharavi, Mumbai’s most infamous slum. (photo:Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Making a Better Life in Kerala
Mr. and Mrs. Mathew prepare dinner while Jiya plays with her grandmother. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Change Coming to Mumbai's Slum
Sister Leema Rose makes her evening home visits to the sick and those struggling to make ends meet in Dharavi, a slum in the center of Mumbai. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Solace Amid Suffering
Countless cancer patients around the world seek solace and intercession from a special patron, the seventh-century abbess St. Aldegonde (sometimes called Aldegunais), whose feast is 30 January.

Saving Georgia's Lost Children
ONE contributor Molly Corso discusses the plight of Georgia's street children.

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)

Page One: Headlines for 1/31/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Visiting His Flock
Father Edison visits with one of the parishioners in a nearby village. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

The Meaning of Lent
Msgr. Kozar shares some thoughts on Lent.

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)

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: Reaping What They Sew
With direction from the sisters, women at Queen’s Garments have a chance to better their lives. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: “We Find Jesus’ Wounds in Works of Mercy”
Sister Lovely Kattumattam enjoys a laugh with a resident at Ashraya Old Age Home outside Mumbai, India — the land first evangelized by the apostle St. Thomas. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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

Climbing the Caucasus: A Land Where Time Has Stood Still
CNEWA Chief Communications Officer Michael La Civita shares details from his ongoing trip to Lebanon, Armenia and Georgia.

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

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.

Journey Through the South Caucasus:
Visiting the Heights of History

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: How the Pope Celebrated His Birthday
Pope Francis talks with three men on 17 December who live on the streets near the Vatican. (photo: CNS/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

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: “They Forget About Us”
An elderly refugee from Azerbaijan sits in an unsanitary government housing project. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day:
“Confronting the Poverty of Our Brothers and Sisters”

In this image from 2010, Sister Shubba Poovattil visits with an elderly resident in Malayatoor, India, at a home devoted to caring for the “poorest of the poor.”

In Greece, “The General Mood is Sadness and Fatigue”
Don Duncan reports on the economic crisis in Greece in the Winter issue of ONE. Here, he gives additional insight into the country and its struggles.

Picture of the Day: Continuing Education
Students gather in front of St. John’s Lower Primary School, where Archbishop Joseph Kundukulam had his early education. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: A Local Expression
Antonina Harutinian sits in her domik home in, Gyumri, Armenia. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day: Learning in Lebanon
Syrian refugee children take a reading class in Dbayeh, Lebanon. (photo: Tamara Abdul Hadi)

Picture of the Day: The Remote North
Kima Atoian lives with her children and six grandchildren in Armenia’s northernmost town of Ashotzk, where poverty and unemployment are prevalent. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: Armenian Life
A woman pauses on her way home in an Armenian village. (photo: courtesy Caritas Armenia)

Picture of the Day: Where Home Is a Shipping Container
Armenian octogenarian Marjik lives with her son in a converted shipping container in Artashat, Armenia. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)