Letters to the Editor

Modern-Day Missionary

Dear Editor: I read Tony Rossi’s article “Sister Ave Tells Story of a Modern-Day Missionary.” After reading the book, I felt the great friendship that Arthur Mirell and Sister Ave shared. He accepted his cross of mental illness, schizophrenia.

By Sister Ave befriending him, Arthur saw the goodness of Catholicism and explored the Catholic faith. He liked to spend quiet time in church, reflecting on the suffering Christ and feeling Jesus’ support for him. When someone made fun of him, Arthur said, “If I hold onto my heart, I become it.”

A very humble and caring person, Arthur has set an example to us all. A wholesome book to read!

MAUREEN J. MCGUIRE

Rockaway Point

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