沙神父:
修女应有她们的地位,不要做本堂神父的仆人


Religious Sisters show the example in this kind of humble service. They play an important role in the life of the China Church. They are close to the people. Their care for children, for the aged and for the sick leads them to visit families and share their worries and joys.

Their status in the Church should be more appreciated. They should benefit of more opportunities for personal formation. They should not be used by priests as a kind of maid servant just to clean and cook. They should be given Church missions in teaching the faith or in social service.

They should have a chance to belong to a community. In the past, Chinese virgins lived in their own home and not in a community, but their formation was very solid and they had a respected status in the Church. Today, many sisters have a low level of education and need more formation. With the support of other sisters from the same congregation, they may draw strength from the spirit of their founder.