Nuns Healing Hearts documents the tireless work of the Talitha Kum, an international network of nuns working against human trafficking. Founded in 2009 by the International Union of Superiors General in Rome (UISG), it is comprised of 43 national sister-led networks covering 77 countries, in 5 continents. It involves approximately 2,000 religious’ women, men, and their collaborators. The mission of Talitha Kum is to end human trafficking through collaborative actions focused mainly on prevention, protection, and social rehabilitation.
Human Thread Foundation Founder Lisa Kristine has been documenting the work of this network for nearly two years. She traveled to countries such as Italy, the Philippines, Thailand, Guatemala, the United States, and Mexico to experience firsthand the committed work of these consecrated women, who have dedicated their lives to rescue victims from human trafficking.
The campaign seeks to put real faces on a hidden and unjust reality. The initiative and corresponding exhibition will be launched in the Paul VI Hall and will be the final event of the XXI Plenary Assembly of the UISG, which is currently in session in Rome. The Pope, in the presence of 850 Superiors General, will view the special photographic exhibition and bless the images that reflect the efforts, pains and joys of the sisters involved in this apostolate. After its launch in the Vatican, the exhibition will be moved to the UISG headquarters located in Rome, a few steps from St. Peter’s Square, where it will remain there until July 10.