Catholic Mission has launched its major appeal for the year, supporting the essential work of a home for mothers and babies run by the Good Shepherd Sisters in Thailand.
Catholic Mission national director Fr Brian Lucas said the work of the Good Shepherd sisters in Thailand, and in many other places, goes to the very heart of the Christian proclamation of the worth and dignity of every person.
“To be Christian is to be missionary and to be missionary is to speak out in words and action against exploitation and to give new life and hope to those who are vulnerable,” Fr Lucas said.
The Good Shepherd Sisters provide refuge to pregnant women and mothers with young children.
“It’s about giving a chance to the mothers and the children,” said Sr Chalaad, who manages the home in Bangkok.
“And when they get that chance, they will be able to look forward and they will be able to stand for themselves in the society for their future. Even if they have no one, we can stand by them”.
The Good Shepherd Sisters also run other outreach programs for women and children in need in Bangkok, offering pregnant women and young mothers a helping hand should they be unable to return to their families by providing them with handicraft skills training and employment.
Appeal reaches out to vulnerable women in time of need (Catholic Mission)