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Young community of nuns combats human trafficking

Catholic World News - February 24, 2011

A Philippine women’s religious community, founded in Cebu in 1996, combats human trafficking by ministering in “remote villages where the pimps prey on the girls with the promise of a good job in the city,” according to the Fides news agency. Twenty victims of human trafficking live with the Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries, whose size has grown to 22, including three novices.

The community’s web site explains that the nuns

go out at night and penetrate the “red districts,” entering bars and casas to share the filial love of God to the victims of prostitution (pick up girls, bar dancers, tourist escorts or GRO’s) and even to videoke bar waitresses. They place them under the maternal protection of Mary, giving them the powerful weapons of Mary, the Holy Rosary and the Brown Scapular with the appropriate literature and prayer guide. The sisters listen attentively to the outpouring of their problems and thirst for God. Through the miraculous touch of the “Mother of Mercy and of Holy Hope” [and] by the warm embrace and open hearts of the sisters, their hearts and minds will be awakened and regain direction towards oneness with God’s fervent call for repentance and renewed life with Him.

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