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By Sister Grace Dorothy Lim MM
The caller was waiting for me. The house was dark but I got in to make sure we had all the documents needed for the Immigration Office. The room had only one small bulb, maybe 20 watts. While my eyes adjusted to the darkness, I heard a soft cry. I asked who was sleeping this late. The mother said, ‘The children are all sick with fever and colds.’ This was flu season. I asked if they’d gone to the doctor. She said they had no medical insurance, so she only gave them Tylenol. I told her to get all three children dressed to go with me to the doctor. The woman was, of course, more concerned over Immigration than the illness of the children.
By Sr Grace Dorothy Lim MM
It was almost noon and I had to go back to our convent in Kalihi. I tried to remember the streets and retrace my path. When I was near the bus stop on Fort Mall Street I felt faint. I went to lean on the post of a store and prayed, ‘Lord, please help me. I don’t know anybody here.’ I closed my eyes.
In a while a gentleman, rather elderly, stopped in front of me and asked, ‘Are you a nun?’ ‘Yes,’ I said.
‘Are you a Filipina?’
‘Yes, sir,’ I responded.
He looked at his watch and asked, ‘It’s noon time Have you eaten lunch?’
‘Not yet. I was going home.’
‘No wonder you’re faint. Can I take you to lunch?’
I was grateful for his company. He was kind, well dressed and well-mannered.
By Sr. Georgina Delgado op
Blessed Damien De Veuster, SS.CC.
Born : January 3, 1840
Died : April 15, 1889
Feast Day : May 10,