LA JOIE DE CROIRE – A TRUE STORY TO EXPRESS OUR JOY OF BELIEVING from St Anne’s Community, Kinkondja
Vers le chapitre 2020
The main apostolate of our community, St Anne at Kinkondja, is done in the hospital of our Congregation. The joy we want to share here is the story of Getty, a young lady who came to our maternity wing to have her first child. The baby was so big that it had to be delivered by Caesarean. She was healing well. The day before she was due to leave hospital, we and everyone involved in her care but especially the sisters, were stunned to learn that Getty had developed signs of tetanus – a deadly disease. However she had been vaccinated at her pre-natal consultation as are all pregnant mothers and the tetanus couldn’t have originated with the vaccination as everything is really well sterilised. No one could understand what had happened to Getty. While the medical staff was struggling to find the most effective way of treating her, the sisters began to pray and to beg God to be merciful and to heal her; one of the sisters telephoned a priest in another parish to ask him to pray for her. He asked the name of the young lady so as to pray for her. Sisters and priest prayed with deep faith trusting that God would indeed heal her. After a few days Getty was healed and returned home. For the whole community and everyone looking after her this was a moment of thanksgiving, the fruit of the joy of believing.