Margaret Anna Fridays – on human trafficking

At the Corner of Susan and St. Joseph

Periodically on Fridays I will share some words of wisdom from the founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Known in religion as Mother Francis Clare, Margaret Anna Cusack was a prolific writer and advocate for women and children.  She was very attuned to the social realities and situation of oppressed people in her day.

Her contemporary experience was the Irish famine.  The common folks were starving, and the young and able bodied (men and women) were being forced to emigrate to make money to keep their family alive back home. Margaret Anna, then Sister Francis Clare Cusack of the Poor Clare Convent in Kenmare, County Kerry, experienced this first hand.  Her Sisters fed the poor in the area district, and she funded a famine relief fund for the people of Ireland through the sale of her books.  As an example of her impact, here’s a tidbit from…

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