This week we pray for the Sisters of St. Joseph, Associates and people of Mexico.
Between the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon and the United States Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, there are 44 sisters and 16 Associates in Mexico. They are involved in education, pastoral work and work with migrants.
From the Washington Post
. . asylum petitions in Mexico shot up more than 3,500 percent over the past seven years. They could nearly triple this year alone, to around 80,000.
The surge of asylum seekers in the hemisphere stems from a cascade of crises: the implosion of Venezuela, a crackdown on dissidents by the authoritarian government of Nicaragua, and agricultural disasters and gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.