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What the heart sees — a local Maryknoll Lay Missioner reflects on immigration

Honduran migrant Luis Acosta carries 5-year-old Angel Jesus through the Suchiate River near Tapachula, Mexico, Oct. 29, 2018. During her years in Africa as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner, Dr. Susan Nagele of Urbana witnessed the misery and destitution of people on the move, (CNS/Adrees Latif, Reuters)

By Dr. Susan Nagele EDITOR’S NOTE:  Dr. Nagele is a member of St. Patrick Parish in Urbana and a Maryknoll Lay Missioner who served for more than three decades in East Africa. In the following column, she connects her experiences with immigration problems currently being experienced on the U.S. border with Mexico. Dark eyes squinted […]

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Back in Urbana, Maryknoll Lay Missioner Dr. Susan Nagele shares gratitude, stories

Dr. Susan Nagele, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner from St. Patrick Parish in Urbana, is pictured in South Sudan last March with Regina Lotyam, a catechist. South Sudan is one of three nations in which Nagele served during 33 years of medical service in Africa. (Provided photo)

URBANA — Dr. Susan Nagele, who witnessed both miracles and misery during a remarkable 33-year career as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner serving in East Africa, is thankful. “I am one of the most fortunate people in the world,” said Nagele, 63, in closing a recent talk to a women’s group at her home parish of […]

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