Discovering her true identity
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Not until she was working with unaccompanied minors in US Immigration Services did Sr. Trish Doan realize the truth: as a Vietnamese refugee making her way to the United States, she herself had been an unaccompanied minor.

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IGF055 In Good Faith with Sister Trish Doan, Refugee
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Sister Trish Doan is a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange, who is completing her master’s degree in theology. She is an engineer, a restaurateur, an immigration professional—and a former refugee who escaped from Vietnam as an unaccompanied minor. Her vocation journey is matched by her family’s miraculous decade-long separation, and eventual reunion. Today Sister Trish speaks with us about her years-long journey from Vietnam to the US and how she adjusted to the culture of her new home country.  If you missed last week’s episode, click to hear about the journey of discernment that eventually brought Sister Trish to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange — a community right in her own back yard.

Sr Trish and her family at her vows ceremony

Catholic nun, lawyer, leader: vocation journey of Sister Sharlet Wagner
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Sister Sharlet Wagner, CSC, talks about her unexpected journey to becoming a Catholic sister and an immigration lawyer. Hear the full In Good Faith episode IGF047 at

Sister Sharlet Wagner: Catholic nun, lawyer, leader

Changing views of immigration
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Immigration attorney Sister Sharlet Wagner is hopeful about changing views of immigration in the US – but there’s still a long way to go.


sticker says "refugees welcome"

Faith and facts about immigration
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Sister Sharlet Wagner, CSC, addresses controversies associated with immigration. Hear the full In Good Faith episode IGF047 at A transcript of this podcast is available below.
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Sister Sharlet Wagner, an immigration lawyer, talks about faith and the laws related to immigration.