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A Reflection on Asylum Seekers

A few weeks ago, a woman released from detention came to live at the Ranchito. She is a grandmother from Nicaragua. She has worked a lifetime sewing there and decided to try to come to this country about a year ago to escape violence and persecution. She spent 8 months in detention. 

While she was there, she became part of a circle of women who prayed together everyday. Her group of sisters in detention took care of one another. They found God’s love in each other in one of the most desperate, dehumanizing, and dark places I can imagine. 

The other day, she showed me these drawings that some of the other women in the prayer group had made for her.