January 12, 2017 – Geronimo Trail, Douglas, AZ

Why does a 16 year old girl die in our desert?  Was Ofelia trying to be reunited with her parents?  Was she coming to the US to make money to send home to her family?   We don’t know for sure, but we do know that her death was unnecessary and unjust and probably very painful.

Today we cried for this young girl whose dreams died with her in the desert.

Planting Crosses    Poem by Sister Helen Jones, SSND:  planting-crosses-poem