WAS A COLLEGE STUDENT when I first started
working at CHRISTUS St. Joseph Villa. The sisters were all very
supportive of me, and one sister in particular made it her duty
to take care of me. In the evenings, she would bring me food from
the convent to make sure I had a good meal. Once I mentioned that
I was moving out of the dorms to an apartment and that I didn’t
have any furniture. A few days later there was a knock at my door.
A maintenance man from our facility was standing there with a bed
from the convent that the sisters were not using, courtesy of the
sister who always took care of me. Time after time, this sister
went out of her way to help me.
was a few years later, after the sister had moved to another state,
that she gave me insight to her reasons for helping me. When she
was a college student, she completed an internship at St. Mary’s
Hospital in Galveston. While there, another sister took an interest
in her and helped her as she finished her schooling. It was through
this interaction that she decided to become a sister herself.
I will always be grateful for the caring, love and support she and
the other sisters gave and continue to give to my family and me.
CHRISTUS St. Joseph Villa
Salt Lake City, Utah