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Catholic Mission month


The work of Sister Carolina in Timor-Leste is one of the great examples of how Catholic Mission is supporting missionaries around the world to change lives.

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Aligning with the Salesian Sisters’ mission, Sr Carolina set out to be of service to her people – becoming a nurse at the The Maria Auxiliadora Clinic in Venilale.

Opened by the Sisters in 1995, the clinic focuses on the treatment of tuberculosis and malnutrition, two life-threatening illnesses well known to the local community. However, the Sisters have not only created a place of healing but also a safe and welcoming environment where people are listened to.

“Mission is where many people need you,” Sr Carolina said.

Sr Carolina is the face of Catholic Mission’s awareness and fundraising campaign that runs during October.

World Mission Month focuses on Pope Francis’s World Mission Sunday message, ‘Hearts on fire, feet on the move’. The appeal highlights the burning passion that drives missionaries around the world to ‘take action for a more just world’.

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