The Word Among Us

July 2005 Issue

Finding a New Family

Marie has alway been on call for me.

By: Pat Yongue

The doorbell rang, and I hurried to answer. I was expecting my parish priest, who was coming in response to my request for the Anointing of the Sick and the Eucharist. When I opened the door, I saw that he had not come alone. I soon found myself wondering about the visitor he had brought. Who is this woman? Her smile filling the room, she extended her hand and introduced herself as Marie Lovett.

Then she sat down on a corner of the sofa and leaned forward toward me in my recliner. We chatted, and she asked about my condition. Marie's...

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