Students Spread Goodwill at Mexicali Migrant Shelter 

| June 8, 2023 | 0 Comments

Students from the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, (OLP), the oldest all-girls Catholic high school in San Diego County, joined the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and visited the Cobina Posada del Migrante Shelter in Mexicali in May. 

Five students joined the sisters in crossing the border to spend the day pampering mothers with a special prayer blessing, gifts, and a “spa” treatment. The group celebrated the visit with live music, piñatas, ice cream, dancing, manicures, and face masks. They also engaged with children through games, face painting, and a card-making station. 

The visit was facilitated by Border Compassion, a nonprofit which organizes interfaith encounters with migrants. The nonprofit organizes visits that involve taking humanitarian aid, food and clothes to migrants, visiting with them and sharing a meal to learn about what has made them leave home.  

There are currently around 155 women, 75 men, and 127 children waiting to seek asylum at this location. Some families have waited up to five months in the shelter. OLP students danced, prayed and heard stories from those at the shelter as a response to Title 42’s expiration.

Located in San Diego, California, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) is a rigorous college preparatory school that has operated for over?137?years. OLP has educated young women in the spirit of excellence and innovation that characterizes the founding Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.

Students are encouraged to become academic, social, and spiritual leaders, as they are empowered with the skills and confidence needed to compete at whatever their career aspirations may be.?OLP ensures that its?graduates have a worldwide perspective immersed in social justice issues, which enables them to become global leaders committed to changing?the?world. For more information about OLP, please visit

Students of Academy of Our Lady of Peace (left) greet families during their recent to migrant shelter in Mexacali.


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