By Fr Pat Colgan
The author, from Northern Ireland, is a member of the General Council of the Columbans since September 2012 and based in Hong Kong. Ordained in 1994, he worked in Fiji before his present assignment.
Sally, can you tell us something about your childhood and your early involvement in the Church?
Father Pat and Sally
I was born in Guimaras, now an island province in the Western Visayas, on 14 September 1961. I am the fifth of eight siblings, five boys and three girls. My father was a rice farmer and my mom a busy housewife. Although our church was far away from the village, we always went, and I can remember dreaming about being a nun. I used to play at being one, dressing up in a veil!
Filipino Maids in Hong Kong Cope with Loneliness [Video produced by UCAN, an independent Catholic news service].