A tribute to the Passionist Nuns of St. Joseph Monastery in Whitesville, Kentucky, Diocese of Owensboro.
On Sept. 27, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Vincent de Paul, the French, 17th century priest known as the patron of Catholic charities for his apostolic work among the poor and marginalized.
I would be the first to return to them. In these times of distress, we would be there for them in the refugee camps that have been set up in neighboring countries.
“My vocation was reinforced when I was treating HIV patients at the hospital. Most of them came from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. I could help them with medicine, but once they left the hospital, they returned to their difficult life. It made me really sad.”
At the conclusion of the Mass, Cardinal Yeom thanked God for making this ordination possible.
“At the end of our lives, all that matters is how we served our God and others, faithful to our call, and how well we respond generously to the inheritance that’s been given to us.”