Meet Tom Catena

Walk with us inside the world of an extraordinary man. Get a rare glimpse of the man, the people in his life, and his view from the ground in the Nuba Mountains.

VIDEO: Ratiba’s Children

Ratiba Ibrahim Kodi is one of the Mother of Mercy Hospital’s first nurses. She has treated the ill and patched together bodies torn apart by shrapnel and fire. She has known personal tragedy inside the walls of the hospital, losing a newborn son to a congenital heart...

Dr. Tom Catena to be Awarded Honary Doctorate at Brown

Brown University announced last week that Dr. Tom Catena, Class of '86, will be one of eight scholars and intellectuals to be given honorary degrees during the school's 248th commencement ceremony. "Catena is the medical director of the Mother of Mercy Hospital in...

The Doctor – Atavist Magazine

"Catena started Mother of Mercy with a small group of foreigners. He took on Nuban employees gradually. “There was nobody who could do anything,” he said. The war had closed most schools, and many of the local hires had no formal education. Others had grown up in...

Tom Catena, Aurora Prize Finalist

Dr. Tom Catena was one of four finalists for the first Aurora Prize, presented last month in Yerevan, Armenia. The prize was given to Marguerite Barankitse, of Rwanda, "for the extraordinary impact she has had in saving thousands of lives and caring for orphans and...

“He’s Jesus Christ!”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]"IN THE NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan — IF you subscribe to the caricature of devout religious believers as mostly sanctimonious hypocrites, the kind who rake in cash and care about human life only when it is unborn, come visit the doctor...