How to find your calling – Macau edition

From The Economist’s obituary of Lancelote Miguel Rodrigues, priest of Macau’s refugees:

When he began he was not an ordained priest, just a young man, originally from Malacca, who had spent 13 years in St Joseph’s seminary furtively smoking, pining for girls and suffering Jesuit discipline. He wanted to give it up, but working with the Shanghai refugees changed his mind. These people, once wealthy but now with nothing, were mostly housed in the Canidrome, a decaying greyhound-racing stadium, sometimes in the dogs’ own kennels. Comforting them convinced Lancelote that if he was to be sufficiently loving and useful, he should be a priest. And so a priest he became.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s