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Preview: Poverty and drought: When a sister goes among the people in India, lives change


When Sr. Magi Maria quit a comfortable teaching job to plunge into social work, neither she nor her congregation had any idea what lay ahead.

A quarter century later, more than 50,000 residents of 105 drought-prone villages in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh thank the Congregation of Mother Carmel nun for taking that "leap into the dark."

Her intervention has helped them break free of poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, illiteracy and enslavement.



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October 21-November 3, 2016

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  • Picks further diversify College of Cardinals
  • Editorial: One-issue obsession imperils credibility
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