An Advocate, a Counselor and a Friend in Christ
Sister Rosemary Tierney, CSJ, retired from her role with the Diocese of Kalamazoo’s Hispanic Ministry in 1999. But retirement wasn’t really in Sister Tierney’s vocabulary. She quickly began the Immigration Assistance Program, a ministry providing low-cost legal representation to the immigrant population in southwestern Michigan (a group which has grown 60% since 1990.) Last year, she served 483 clients with boundless energy, helping them become U.S. citizens, apply for work permits and navigate their new home.