<p><strong>A dedicated religious sister brings hope to one of America&#39;s poorest communities.</strong> - In 1994, <em>Time</em> magazine labeled Lake Providence, Louisiana, &quot;The Poorest Place in America.&quot; Eighteen years later, the situation remains dire. Most of the buildings along the main street are burned out. Stores are shuttered.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Many asylum seekers to the U.S. come from Central America, fleeing extreme violence and poverty.  The three most represented countries are Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.  The South Texas border region, which is served by the Diocese of Brownsville, provides outreach to this vulnerable population.
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Lumen Christi Award
A Lumen Christi Award finalist Father Enrique Herrera provides pastoral care and builds up his community in Salinas Valley
Learn more about St. Philip Neri, patron saint of Catholic Extension.
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