Met the Nun: Lost my Heart

A Biographical Memoir

Chapter 1

They had been kicked out of their home. That’s how I met her. A Peace Corps Volunteer completing his two-year service introduced me to Sister Edith and the children. It was almost night when he led me to the abandoned building, Nick had a month to go before returning to the States: Portland, Oregon. My two-year tour had just begun…more

Chapter 2

It felt like a genuine homecoming the moment I walked through the door of the Hogar Señor San José after three months away. Up to my ankles in corn husks, I approached Sister Edith who, with a surprised smile, got up and gave me a big hug. Children rushed around me hugging my legs. “Do you remember my name?” two or three asked. That morning someone had donated and dumped a large mound of unshucked dry corn that covered the dirt floor and everyone soon returned to shucking while we talked…more

Chapter 3

A​ ​Personería​ ​Jurídica​ ​in​ ​Honduras​ ​is​ ​a​ ​judicial​ ​instrument​ ​conferring​ ​governmental​ ​legal status​ ​on​ ​an​ ​organization​ ​making​ ​them​ ​eligible​ ​to​ ​solicit​ ​funds,​ ​among​ ​other​ ​humanitarian pursuits,​ ​and​ ​establishes​ ​rules​ ​and​ ​regulations​ ​under​ ​structured​ ​government​ ​scrutiny.​ ​The​ ​pursuit of​ ​such​ ​a​ ​statutory​ ​designation​ ​is​ ​a​ ​time-consuming​ ​process​ ​that​ ​is​ ​both​ ​expensive​ ​and​ ​dependent on​ ​political​ ​influence.​ ​Groups​ ​have​ ​been​ ​known​ ​to​ ​wait​ ​up​ ​to​ ​five​ ​years​ ​before…more