Awatef Youssef, from Qaraqosh, stands with her husband, Amir Marzina, and son, Manuel, in their temporary home in northern Iraq. (photo: Raed Rafei)
For decades, CNEWA has worked closely with the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, supporting their apostolates in health care and education in Iraq and Jordan, as well as providing assistance for the formation of novices.
Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors in North America and Europe, CNEWA has reached out to the sisters since the beginning of the onslaught of ISIS in the summer of 2014, rushing emergency relief for those in danger — especially expectant mothers and children.
In addition, we equipped the sisters with the tools they needed to provide critical medical and spiritual care for tens of thousands of homeless families throughout their exile in Iraqi Kurdistan. This included funds to start and sustain clinics, schools and supplies of food, water, diapers, blankets and more.
As some families return to their liberated towns, CNEWA again relies on these heroic footsoldiers of the church to assist those most in need.
To continue supporting the work of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, call: 1-800-442-6392 (United States) or 1-866-322-4441 (Canada).