|Sister Matilde, Sister Paula, Sister Monica, Sister Maribel|
Are the four sisters at St. Clare School Super Heroes? They get up every morning by 5:30am for early prayer. They teach at St. Clare School, go to the university in Piura (a 45-minute bus ride each way) for class, teach religious education during the week at St. Francis Church in the city, run a pharmacy that is located at the school, and go to Mass every weekday except for Wednesday.
Each sister alternates making a large mid-day meal. They are all excellent cooks.
I'd go to bed after midnight almost every night and hear the sisters on the first floor. They'd either be studying for their university classes, planning their lessons for their own classes at St. Clare School or working on paperwork. They would even watch television...a way to wind down from a busy day. I was asked by one of the travelers, "Do the sisters ever sleep?" I wondered the same thing.
They always smile, even though we know they have hardships and see hardships every day of their lives. They work harder than anyone I know. Yet they always find the time for prayer and Mass.
They are my SUPER HEROES.
Submitted by Deb Passino