On Friday, Sister Norma Pimentel was honored for her advocate work for refugees alongside the U.S.-Mexico border.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A world World-renowned Human Resettlement Champion was honored on the annual OLV Pals of Father Baker Reception tonight.
Sister Norma Pimentel, often known as the Pope’s favourite nun, was honored by OLV for her work as a number one advocate for refugees alongside the U.S.-Mexican border. Sister Norma was born to Mexican immigrants and was raised in Texas.
Sister Norma arrange the humanitarian respite heart alongside the border at McAllen, Texas, which has supplied shelter, meals, and water to greater than 100,000 refugees since 2014 to individuals arriving within the Rio Grande Valley. She raised funds to construct a everlasting residence for the Humanitarian Respite Middle.
“She embodies the legacy of father Baker, and tonight’s occasion known as the Pals of father Baker. And Father Baker all the time wished to succeed in out to each individual that was positioned in his life, to carry them up and get them human dignity. And what Sister Norma does on the border between Mexico and United States is strictly what father Baker would do, is to succeed in out to those people who find themselves in a lot in want, and to present them a greater lifestyle,” Rev. David Lipuma mentioned.
In 2020, Sister Norma was named as one of many 100 Most Influential Folks within the World by Time Journal. She has even be interviewed about scenario on the border by CNN, 20/20 and Face the Nation.