Sunday, January 17, 2010
Another person whom we visited during our Christmas vacation was my paternal grandfather’s sister – Sr. Pastora, a Carmelite nun. We went to her convent in Gilmore, Quezon City after meeting Liz. Finding her convent was not easy because we went there at around 7 in the evening. Being with Wes who was able to visit her some years back did not help either. Ted, who is a regular visitor of the monastery was not available at that time though he and a friend of Mark did their best to direct us to the place. So after 48 years or so, we finally reached the place! It’s a good thing we called Sr. Pastora before going there because 7 PM is her bedtime. We were all delighted by her stories and sharing. The first time that I met her was 20 years or so ago. Because of her age, she has several health issues. Thus, she kept on reminding us to take care of our health. She said that she is currently taking some herbal colon cleansers. She also insisted that I do something about my myoma. Right.
It is a blessing that Therese was able to meet our Lola Madre. We hope that we could visit her again this year.
And here are some photos taken during our visit:
Therese and her namesake.
And the gang. From left to right: Andre’ (my younger brother), Therese, Sr. Pastora, moi and Wes (top photo) and Mark (bottom photo).