Saturday, November 10, 2012

The way home 回家

Help of the Sick Praesidium, Sg Buloh

My last visit to the members of Legion of Mary in the Sg Buluh Leprosy Settlement was during the Chinese New Year more than 5 years ago. 

I used to meet members of the Help of the Sick praesidium regularly when I was the president of the Chinese Curia. They came once a month, by chartered transport from Sg Buluh to the Holy Rosary Church in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, to attend our Curia meeting.
Help of the Sick praedium was formed in 2-8-1955 and is still active today. However, many members have passed away and left with a few only. All members are recovered leprosy patients.

Recently, a friend of mine sent me a book, in English and Mandarin, telling the touching stories of leprosy patients and their families from all over Malaysia including Sg Buloh Leprosy colony. 

I was pleasantly surprised to read about the story of a legionary which was highlighted in the book.

It is a first-ever book, telling "the stories of the isolated emotional world of former leprosy patients and their descendants. "

It is a powerful, eye-opening and touching book!








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