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Ayuba Ahmed's kitchen has undergone a complete remodel. Her husband, Temame, a brick maker, rebuilt the round mud walls to include four shelves for teacups and ingredients. With comfort in mind, Temame added a nook to lay a mattress so the family can rest while they wait for Ayuba's mouth-...More
Since becoming a mother, I relate to the women I meet in the field in a completely different way. I understand their sacrifices on a new level, and their commitment to their children. And I understand the motivation behind all of their hard work, day in and day out....More
Forgiveness. It's perhaps one of the most challenging of the Christian values. It's difficult to fathom a woman turning to the man who killed her entire family and saying, "I have forgiven you."
Yet that is what is happening in Rwanda, with the support of Catholic Relief Services....More
In his 54 years of life, Jimmy Patterson traveled only once outside the United States. He was 8 years old, and it was to the resort town of Acapulco, Mexico.
So when the lifelong Texan hopped on a plane bound for Jordan on October 4, 2013, he knew the trip would be like no other....More
Of all seasons, Lent holds a unique place at Catholic Relief Services.
It's a time when we see the faithful voluntarily make sacrifices in recognition of what many people experience as a permanent fact of life. It's a season set aside by the Church to help us walk more closely with God...More
From manna in the desert to the miraculous feeding of thousands to the last supper, God clearly shows his desire to feed us.
After raising a young girl from the dead, Jesus instructs her household to tell no one. Then, as Mark's Gospel tells us, the Lord adds this poignant and tender...More