Monday, June 15, 2009

Legion spirit 圣母军精神

I received an SMS from a lady legionary in Penang whom I did not know, requesting me help to arrange someone to visit a cancer patient (non-Christian) in Cheras.

I called Wei Wei , a legionary staying in Cheras this evening to "pass" her this "assignment". This is how we use the network of legionaries to carry out visitation to hospitals, compassion service and care to the needy, strangers from outstation, sick and aged.

She happily accepted the assignment.

In our conversation, she told me she is wearing a regulator due to unstable heart beat. She is not able to drive due to her age.

I knew her more than 15 years ago. She joined the Legion of Mary after retiring as a teacher. She must be close to 70 now. She is a member of a praesidium attached to St. Francis of Asisi Parish, Cheras.

She is still actively discharging her legion obligations and duties - weekly meetings, visitation to homes and hospitals, sick and aged, even though she herself is aged.

This is the spirit of the Legion. It is life-long calling. Age does not matter.


我接到一位不认识的槟城圣母军团员的短讯,邀请我安排圣母军去蕉赖探访一位患上癌症的外教朋友。

在傍晚的时候,我联络上了住在蕉赖的军友薇薇姐,告诉她情况,并要把这任务交给她。这是我们圣母军利用各地的网络来完成各种工作,如探访,特别是医院及家庭,提供服务如爱心,怜悯及关怀病者及老人及陌生人(外地)。

她欣然的接受了。在交谈中,她说现在身上佩戴一部心跳调节机,因为她的心脏衰弱,心跳不规律。因为年纪大关系,她也没有自己驾车出入了。幸亏支团新来了两位团员,有自己的交通工具,就能够载送年长的团员了。

我认识薇薇姐,也该超过十五年了。她是位教师,退休后就加入圣母军,算算看,她也近七十岁了。她目前是蕉赖亚西西堂圣母军支团的一位团员。

但她还是很活跃的完成圣母军的义务及工作,如周会,探访家庭及医院。虽然本身也年长了,但还是常常去拜访年老及病者。

这就是圣母军精神。这是一个终身的召叫。年纪不是问题。

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

赞同你对薇薇姐的“描述”,也是我看到的感动。
来自蕉赖的 ruth.

Simon Phun said...

谢谢Ruth, 其实还有许多好像薇薇姐般的军友默默的在工作。。鞠躬尽瘁,死而后已的精神,就是圣母军的精神。他们是没人知的英雄 (unsung hero),但圣母必定看到,默默的寄存在心中,向天父悉诉。