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Assistance to Lepers, Drug Addicts, the Disabled and Elderly


 

 

TAKING CARE OF
lepers, drugs addicts, the disabled, and the elderly...

 

Sr. Lien tends to the wounds of a leper.

One of our Sisters, a registered nurse, is working at one of the hospitals of Binh Thuan Province.  She is in charge of the nursing department.  Through her ministry Sister Hai comes into contact with patients who suffer from various forms of illnesses, including drug addiction.

Our Sisters make regular visits to a leper's colony in the province.  Through these encounters the Sisters are able to assist those with skin diseases, leprosy, lung cancer, etc.  The Sisters assist these patients without fear of being contracted with the diseases.  We also provide them with clothes, food, and medicine for their medical needs.  These people not only suffer from physical disfigurements and discomfort, but they also need emotional assurances and spiritual directions, and we try our best to attend to all of these needs.

A closer look at the wounds of a leper.

Bishop Paul Nguyen Thanh Hoan visits and comforts the lepers.

 

Another Sister is studying to be a physician and will complete her studies in 2011.  Our plan is to send more Sisters to school to become physicians in order to minister to patients with these similar illnesses.

The number of drug addicts in Vietnam is rising each day.  Our plan for the near future is to construct a rehabilitation center for drug addicts.  Our Brothers and Priests will work with them to redirect them back to society with a new life as normal as possible.