I am Sister Michelle Loisel, a member of the Daughters of Charity, an international community of Catholic Sisters serving in 94 countries around the globe. We serve others in a variety of ways, including: health care, spiritual care, education, women’s promotion, care of children and elderly persons, and working for justice for those denied basic human rights.
I was a nurse for many years, serving in the Middle East, Africa, India, and Haiti, as well as in other war-torn countries. For seven years, I served as Executive Director of Dawn’s Place, a safe, residential, and holistic program for American and International women who have been victims of sex trafficking. Even before working there, I have been an advocate for issues affecting the safety and wellbeing of women and children.
I have been asked by the Leadership of the Province of St. Louise, USA to inaugurate a new position within the province: Coordinator of Provincial Response to Migrants and Issues of Modern Human Slavery.
As this ministry is growing rapidly, I have been joined by Sister Mary Catherine Warehime, D.C. Sister Mary Catherine is an educator by profession and, after teaching young children for about 25 years, she served the Daughters of Charity as a Vocation Director and Provincial Councillor. She says: “I have always had a great love of children. Using my teaching experience and skills, I hope to be able to educate others about the dangers of predators taking advantage of the vulnerable.”
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