It is National Migration Week, which has for more than five decades been an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances of migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking.
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this week for a seven-day series of content focused on our story of walking with immigrants on social media.
Mercy for Immigrants: Share the Journey
will explore the experiences of immigrants to the United States throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, concluding with the current work of sisters who continue to welcome and minister to immigrants from Mexico, Central America, the Middle East and many other regions.
“During National Migration Week – and every day – the Sisters of Mercy stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who are forced by poverty, persecution or violence in their native countries to flee their homes, loved ones and livelihoods, desperately seeking safety and the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families,” said Sister Patricia McDermott, Institute president.
“As Pope Francis reminds us: ‘How can we not see the face of the Lord in the face of the millions of exiles, refugees, and displaced persons who are fleeing in desperation from the horror of war, persecution and dictatorship?’"