|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!