For our final episode of the first season of The Jesuit Border Podcast, it is our pleasure to welcome Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ, the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. Sr. Norma works tirelessly on behalf of the most vulnerable on the US-Mexico border, and she is a well-known advocate for migrants and asylum seekers. She was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2020. The Humanitarian Respite Center that Sister started several years ago helps hundreds of migrant families every week, and it has been an essential part of our ministry in the Valley.
In this episode, Sr. Norma reflects on her own call to serve the poor and marginalized as a member of the Missionaries of Jesus, and she calls on all people of good will to "come and see" how Christ is present along the border. We also share the challenge of prioritizing the needs of the most vulnerable in the camp and highlight the generous cocineras that we depend upon!