Celine Paramundayil is a Medical Mission Sister from Kerala, India, who represented the global Medical Mission Sisters at the United Nations for 10 years. She has been a trained Laudato Si' animator since 2017 and organized programs both in the United States and India. She currently lives in Madhya Pradesh and enjoys writing for various journals, including GSR.

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'To hurt a woman is to insult God': How can we end violence against women?

A concerted effort is needed to change the mindset of society, to promote human dignity and respect for girls and women, to break the cycle of patriarchy in families, schools, religious spaces and society.

A pencil in God's hand

A religious may have to live various roles in her lifetime — in her own country or foreign countries — to fulfil God's plan. But if we take the credit, we miss the point that God is the author of our lives.

Why Jesus is my hero

Like every other religious, Jesus is my hero. What attracts me to follow Jesus? It's not because he is Christ the King. It's his humility; his simplicity; his courage; his sense of justice. And more.

Through Child Help Line, sisters minister to India's discarded and endangered girls and boys

Medical Mission Sisters provide a variety of programs to educate and support girls and boys in India. Some conditions have improved, but there is a long way to go – especially for young girls to feel secure and safe.