The Daughters of Charity minister in Cité Soleil, a desperately poor neighborhood in a large slum near Port-au-Prince. Here the sisters who work there regularly stand with five sisters of the Daughters of Charity, who came from other regions to help after the earthquake.
The earthquake affected religious communities as well, with many sisters, brothers, and priests suffering injury or death and community facilities damaged. Yet, many religious men and women were also in the forefront of relief efforts. On the following pages are a few of the many stories of the ways religious communities are helping Haitians to recover.
|Sister Lorraine Malo, C.S.J. has worked as a physical therapist in Haiti for many years. She rode out the earthquake and its aftermath and today continues to provide service. Above she works with Mylove and her mother in a therapy session.|
Carol Schuck Scheiber is content editor of VISION.