Kick off Mercy Week with a discussion on the mercy critical concern of immigration. Sister Kathleen Erickson has been involved in immigration ministry since 1991, working with immigrant women at the U.S.-Mexico border. She has provided spiritual support to detained immigrants in federal detention centers and county jails, and spent weeks volunteering in El Paso as immigrants were being released by ICE with a need for shelter and support.
Last March, Sister Kathleen participated in a “root causes” pilgrimage to Honduras to deepen understanding of the reasons for forced migration, including corporate greed and the effects of climate change. She is committed to raising awareness about the need for deeper examination of the complex causes of immigration and the call for response.