Our stories are different. Our paths are not the same. But we are one family.
National Migration Week, January 7-13, 2018, draws attention to the fact that we are all migrants. Each of our families has a migration story. Some stories are recent and raw, while others happened in the distant past, and may be almost forgotten. But regardless of where we are and where we came from, we remain part of the human family. Our stories are important. We are important.
Pope Francis calls us to reach out to migrants and share their journey. We want to introduce you to Salvador Carranza and Yolanda Castillo. As children, they worked in the fields alongside their parents, who were fleeing violence and searching for a better life for their family. Today, Salvador and Yolanda are living, working and raising their families in the United States, helping other migrants. Their stories of struggle, heartbreak, compassion and success are all of our stories—if we take the time to listen.
Share the Journey: We Are All Migrants
Share the Journey: A Migrant Farmer’s Story