They might be Saints: Fr. Al Schwartz

The remarkable life and canonization cause of Venerable Al Schwartz is explored as host Michael O’Neill looks at the founding of the religious orders Sisters of Mary of Banneux and the Brothers of Christ.

These communities continue to serve the charitable programs Fr. Al created which continue to give aid to tens of thousands of the poorest of the poor worldwide in the Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Honduras and Tanzania.

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The children at our schools come from the poorest of the poor. Each child has their own stories of what their life was before coming to our schools and how their lives are being transformed by the Sisters of Mary programs.  Read the moving stories of our children in their own words. 

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There are 160,000+  graduates from the Sisters of Mary Schools. Many of our graduates went on to live prosperous lives, helping their families and local communities. Read the inspiring stories of our graduates in their own words. 

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