Serving among the dying

dyingWe had another amazing day, very much outside our comfort zone, but yet full of blessings. We visited Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying, a home for 150 or so patients with diseases such as malaria, TB, cancer, AIDS… Not everyone is dying at this very moment, but they are all ill and receiving treatment. Knowing how to approach the patients and starting to feel at ease was a hard experience for most missionaries, but dyingeach one of them found the way to do it: playing chess or cards, painting a woman’s nails, giving her a massage with lotion, coloring or chatting (English – Creole)… we discovered that love is a universal language with no barriers. At the end of the day we visited the four women’s dorms and sang for them and prayed with them; this was a powerful and beautiful experience. We’ll be doing the same in the men’s dorms on Sunday.

About Marial Corona

Marial Corona is a Consecrated Woman in Regnum Christi. She is from Puebla, Mexico, where she attended a Regnum Christi school and fell in love with Christ during Holy Week missions when she was in 7th grade. She made her first vows in Monterrey, Mexico in 2004 and then moved to the US where she obtained her B.A. in Religious and Pastoral Sudies at Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, RI. After that she has served in Pilgrim Queen of the Family and as a teacher in the consecrated women’s formation center in Monterrey. Since she enjoys teaching, she studied a Master’s in Philosophy in Navarra Spain and obtained her degree in June 2013. Now she lives in the Chicago community of Consecrated Women where she serves in the Mission Youth national office.
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