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Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL

Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL, continues to work as a volunteer in social work and international outreach with Casa Materna, which provided services for high-risk pregnant women from rural communities in the northern Matagalpa region of Nicaragua., to help reduce maternal and infant death. Kitty helped to develop a fund-raising group called Friends of Casa Materna to support Casa’s mission. She resides in Matagalpa.
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A loan in time helps a dream come true

By Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL / September 1, 2023 /
Two friends smile together for a picture in front of a purple building with green doors outside. Both friends are women with short, grey hair, one is laughing, and the other with glasses is posing silly with her hand on her hip.

It was a Sunday in March when my friend Carmen Barsody invited me into her home in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. Her home was also home to Faithful…

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My Journey with WATER

By Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL / June 1, 2022 /
A book cover, detailing the author, title, and an abstract background with blue and purple designs.

It all began with a simple request from Kathleen Tighe, “We would love to have you join the Outreach Committee team that helps prepare the quarterly Zoom rituals for the…

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Becoming Attentive to Signs of Emergence in Our Midst

By Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL / July 1, 2020 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus global pandemic, with the new moon of late May beginning to set with the sun, 25 women from 19 locations in two countries came…

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Mother’s Day at Louisville Greyhound Station Gift of Welcome and Reunion

By Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL / July 1, 2019 /
Passengers dressed in warm winter gear leave the building through glass doors.

As she walked toward me in the middle of the bus station, the first thing I noticed was the long bright red sweater pulled down tightly over her very pregnant…

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A Time to Be Born … and a Time to End

By Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL / September 1, 2018 /
A young woman pictured candidly holding a newborn baby wrapped in a white blanket indoors.

Accompaniment or “walking with” has been integral to our work in Nicaragua at the Casa Materna Mary Ann Jackman (MAJ). Since welcoming our first mothers in October 1991, we have…

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Speaking Truth to Power … Walking a Pilgrimage of Pain

By Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL / September 1, 2018 /

“Kitty, could you just send us something simple (about the situation in Nicaragua), a personal perspective of the impact on you and your friends?” That was the request from my…

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