We, the Sisters of Divine Providence, are grateful to Holy Family Institute, and support you:
- for responding with respect, care and compassion to the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children arriving at the US-Mexico border, truly a pro-life issue;
- for welcoming these children, among the most vulnerable in the world, who have made the dangerous journey to the United States in search of life and a future;
- for responding to the call of Pope Francis who named the present situation as a humanitarian emergency that demands that these minors be protected and duly taken in.
- Thank you, Sister Linda Yankoski, and Holy Family Institute, for being the face of the Christ who said: “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." You are all in our hearts and in our prayer.
The Sisters of Divine Providence Provincial Leadership Team
Sister Mary Francis Fletcher
Sister Maria Fest
Sister Ana Lydia Sonera Matos
Sister Donna Marie Gribschaw
Sister Mary Traupman
(note: published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, August 12, 2014)