Woman leaves New Zealand to become a nun … Philomene Hogan aka Sister Aroha
A NOTE from Myrna Setunga of Battaramulla:Michael, I have been several times to this Home in Moratuwa as well as the Home for elders in Modara. ….. . I have been twice to the Home in Calcutta and the Home in Varanasi. These nuns are the best human beings I have met
- https://twitter.com/jehancasinader/status/846582688496549888 … via Jehan Casinader
- http://stmmaia2017.blogspot.com/2017/04/sister-aroha.html …. A NOTE from MAIA, Monday, April 3, 2017Sister Aroha!Sister Aroha is an Srilankan Nun. She works at an orphanage where she looks after children that have been given up/ abandoned by their parents. Sister Aroha has been influenced to become a nun by Mother Teresa who she looks up to greatly. She has devoted her life to helping the poor and looking after her children.Her full name is Philomena Hoban and she used to live in Canterbury. She has been a nun for over 3 decades and she is carrying on the late work of Mother Teresa. Sister Aroha does not plan on stopping her work until she dies.The orphanage get its money from donations they do not work for money. They rely on donations and goodwill to pay for things like Food,and clothes and bedding for the children.
Sister Aroha has given up all of her possessions like technology,nice clothes,newspapers,magazines and her life. Sister Aroha is 100% devoted to looking after everyone. When the children are older Sister Aroha tries to find their parents or tries to get them adopted.
She is only allowed to see her family once every 10 years! She works 16 hours a day. She says she did not think about what she was giving up but she knew she had to do it. Her niece Kate was the only person in her family who came to visit her in Sri Lanka.
- I don’t think I could ever do what she does because I am not that patient,I would miss all of my possessions and my home. I would miss all of the nice food,clothes,family and my friends. I would not get to live the way I want. It would have to be choice that I make and I don’t think I would have enough heart and spirit to do what she does. It would be to hard for me to leave my old life to start a new! Sister Aroha changes people’s lives…………….Posted by Maia at 2:23 PMEmail ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook