Stan’s Corner, Friday, August 19

As a college student, Susan Conroy volunteered to work with Mother Theresa and the “poorest of the poor:”

“We would stop the ambulance…and lift the body of the dying person and transport her to the Home for the Dying…my first task was to help one of the young Sisters lift an emaciated patient off her soiled bed, scrub the plastic bed covering with sudsy water, bathe the patient and give her clean, dry garments, and then gently lift her back onto her bed.  We went down the aisle and helped one person at a time like this.  One, one, one.  My first reaction to the work was an exuberant inner rejoicing:  “I can do it!”