Sister Margaret "Peggy" Cummins

Sister Margaret Cummins entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1967.

She served for many years at Bakhita House, a safe house for survivers of human trafficking – "a home where love heals." About her work there, she says: "Sometimes, this was as simple as noticing and honoring the women's presence — vowing to look them in the eye, every chance they could — from the moment each woman arrived at the doorstep of the Bakhita House to the last meal they shared. Like mothers gazing upon their children, the sisters wanted every woman who entered the safe house to know they were seen, through and through, and, still, they were loved — more deeply than they could ever imagine."