Sister Cresencia G. Lagunsad CB

Beyond The Borders Of Pagadian To The Peripheries Of Juazeiro

By Sister Cresencia G. Lagunsad CB

Sister Cris, from Kidapawan, Mindanao, is a member of the Sisters of Charity of St Charles Borromeo and is based in Maastricht, Netherlands.

Recently, I made a short visit to the Diocese of Juazeiro, near São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. It was a dream-come-true for one with a long-standing interest in that country, fascinated by its people. There was always that wish that someday, somehow I’d encounter Brazil up close. So when the pilot announced our approach to Salvador from Lisbon, a mixed feeling of joy and anxiety overwhelmed me, normal for a newcomer, I reminded myself.