ISTER MAGGIE SLOWICK, O.S.F. never meant to stay in Mexico, much
less found a ministry for desperately poor children there. Yet nearly two
decades after Slowick came for summer Spanish lessons in Cuernavaca,
Mexico she remains, orchestrating a small outreach effort that aims to break
the cycle of poverty by helping impoverished children succeed in school. The
Cuernavaca Children’s Mission that she runs gives intensive help to roughly 80
children and their families each year, providing tutoring, medicine, school fees, a
library, adult literacy classes, and other personalized aid. Thousands of children
Sister Maggie Slowick, O.S.F. has been listening to poor
families in Cuernavaca, Mexico for almost two decades.
When they asked for help with their kids’ schoolwork, she
started a tutoring program and never looked back.
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has a mission PHOTOS BY CURTIS LONG TEXT BY CAROL SCHUCK SCHEIBERALEJANDRA CANDIATapia (top right) used toget school help from themission. Now a collegestudent, she serves asa volunteer, on this dayhelping children writebook reports.