Mozambique: disabled young woman crawled four kilometres to Mass each Sunday


The Little Sisters of the Abandoned Elderly in Chissano, have recently provided a wheelchair for the 25-year-old young woman named Olivia.

According to the AVAN news agency, the nuns said that one day, they saw "something moving on the ground far away," and when they drew near they saw, "to our surprise, that it was a young woman."

"We were able to talk to her through a lady who was walking by and who translated into Portuguese what she was saying to us in her dialect," they said.

The sisters said that although "the sand from the road burned the palms of her hands during the hottest times of the year," the young woman crawled to Mass, "giving witness of perseverance and heroic faith."

Olivia was receiving baptismal preparation from a catechist, who visited her at home. After she was baptised recently, a benefactor of the sisters gave her a wheelchair.

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