Many Journeys, One Family

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.

Meet Sal.
Share the Journey: We Are All Migrants

Meet Yolanda.
Share the Journey: A Migrant Farmer’s Story

How Can I Help?

Give to the US

Support migrants and refugees in the United States by giving to CCUSA.

Give Overseas

Reach out to migrants and refugees abroad by giving to Catholic Relief Services.

Share the Love

Use social media to inspire others to love our neighbors everywhere.

Your neighbors live across the street and the country, across oceans and hemispheres. As millions of God’s children flee war, persecution and poverty, Pope Francis, Caritas Internationalis, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, and Catholic Relief Services invite you to share their journey by walking with them in prayer and support.