Refugee camp photos from Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena – Iraq

Iraq_photo_from_Luma_KhudherTraditionally, Christians in Iraq (specifically in Christian towns) put a Cross that lights up at night on top of their homes starting the first week of September in preparation for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Although the refugees are out of their homes and they themselves are carrying their cross every day, some maintained the tradition by placing a Cross by their tents in their refugee camps as a reminder of their tradition and faith. May their faith increase more and more and may the Cross of Jesus give them light, strength and life instead of darkness, weakness and death that they are experiencing every day.

Photos taken by Sr. Sara, OP.  See all the photos by clicking here. All of the photos are in the refugee camp outside Mart Shmoni church in Ankawa – Erbil, Iraq.


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    1. To help with the Iraqi Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena and the displaced persons you can send donations to us via our Support Our Mission page here:

      The designation to choose is “Greatest Need for the Mission” and please mention in the space provided that you would like your donation to be used for the Iraq Fund.

      If you would like to send a check to us send it to: Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL • 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62704
      Check to: Dominican Sisters
      Memo line: Iraq Fund

      If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Mission Advancement Director Sister Kathleen Anne Tait, OP • 217.787.0481 Ex 6024 •

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