The Migrant Center: Indie & Foreign Film Festival

This evening, I attended the third annual Indie & Foreign Film Festival at the Migrant Center at the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in New York City. Tonight’s film was a screening of Via Crucis Migrante, a powerful documentary by Hauken Lorenz that chronicles the stories of migrants and refugees at La72, in Tenosique, … More The Migrant Center: Indie & Foreign Film Festival

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Today, August 30th, is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. My summer in Tenosique, Tabasco, México has illuminated the abhorrent nature of these atrocities committed against people all over the world. The United Nations defines the disappeared as “persons (who) are arrested, detained or abducted against their will or otherwise deprived of … More International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

A Summer of Love

It’s been three weeks since I’ve returned to the United States from my summer in Mexico. My vacation is over, I’ve regained all of the weight I lost this summer, and now I am back in Holy Name College. A lot has happened these past few weeks and my time in Mexico is seeming more … More A Summer of Love

Summer in Tenosique

As part of my growing interest in immigration reform, I asked my Director of Formation earlier this year to allow me to spend my summer internship learning Spanish.  An opportunity presented itself when Fray Tomas, a friar from Mexico, visited Holy Name College to give a presentation on the migrant and refugee crisis in Mexico … More Summer in Tenosique

Praying with Pope Francis

Last week, on the occasion of Pope Francis’ visit and Mass at the U.S./Mexico border in Ciudad Juárez, I helped to organize an evening of prayer and reflection on the issues facing immigrants and refugees today. Below are some photos from the event, as well as a little reflection on this wonderful evening. A version of this article appeared on  … More Praying with Pope Francis