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Meet Our New Intern!

From one of our newest member congregations, the Sisters of Notre Dame!   S. Nonata A. Bezerra SND, from Brazil, has been working at the grassroots most of her life, and was the coordinator 1for the Brazilian government education programs in the rural area of Acre State in the Amazon. She presently lives in their international community in Rome, preparing for the position of JPIC Coordinator for their congregation. Later this year she will also serve as her congregation’s UNANIMA’s board member.

In her own words, “I wanted to learn how UNANIMA and the U.N. are speaking for the SNDs; I have been here for two weeks, and in this short time, my experience has been very intense, immense and challenging. I feel very welcomed by the UNANIMA staff and the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, with whom I am staying.”

“The meetings I have attended were very interesting, completely connected with JPIC issues. I have also had the opportunity to participate in the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, a huge and significant event which shows the concerns, challenges and also achievements for indigenous people all over the world. In addition, I am looking forward to learning from other organizations and seeing how they are addressing the issues of women and children, immigrants and refugees, anti-trafficking, and the welfare of the planet. I thank my congregation and UNANIMA for this possibility of learning how to help this world be better.”                 –Nonata Bezerra SND