January 12, 2019
This is the 4th of 4 blog posts for National Migration Week. These stories written by Sisters of Mercy, Companions in Mercy, and Mercy staff will address the spiritual, political and moral dimensions of migration. Read along with us as we seek to build Communities of Welcome.
By Jean Stokan
Imagine the Christmas manger surrounded by razor-spiked concertina wire, preventing Jesus and the Holy Family from fleeing Herod, who threatens to kill them.
Having spent Thanksgiving week volunteering at Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas, receiving hundreds of parents and children who had recently crossed the U.S.–Mexico border, I’m haunted by the faces of all the sick children.Read More