Florence de la Villeon rscj (BFN) has commenced her role in the Migrants Project of the International Union Superiors General (UISG) in Rome.
She spoke at a recent meeting of the JPIC Promoters on the topic “Looking ahead to the next step in our response to the migration crisis.”
Many congregations attended the session. There is a growing desire for reflection and action on this issue. The congregations are trying to respond to the call of Pope Francis to welcome migrants and understand their needs.
Florence brings her perspective to this issue from several experiences: the Sicily Migrants project, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Calais, France, and also two years in Uganda with the JRS, serving in a refugee camp near the Sudanese border.