Women religious and others visit Mexicali migrant shelter


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MEXICALI, Mexico — A total of 27 volunteers from the Diocese of San Diego spent March 18 at a migrants’ shelter in Mexicali to support the more than 300 women, men and children staying there.

The volunteers, among them Sister Madeline Fitzgerald, of the Poor Clare Sisters, collected items and funds to donate to the families.

The participants included the Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Sisters of Mercy, Religious of the Sacred Heart, Sisters of Providence, and Franciscans. Read about Border Compassion, which organized the visit, in the May issue of The Southern Cross.

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