Sister Patricia Maria Speight: Bringing God’s Love and Hope to People in the Margins
Sister Patricia Maria Speight is a native of Belfast who has dedicated her life to serving excluded and marginalised people in Kenya and Zimbabwe. A religious sister of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa, Sister Patricia has lived out her vocation as a missionary ministering to the poorest of the poor for more than four decades. Her work among the abandoned, the marginalised, the rejected, those stigmatised by the HIV/Aids pandemic, and so many others suffering from illness, hunger and poverty is inspirational indeed, and challenges all who espouse the Gospel message and Christ’s teachings to compassionate action.
In a most timely and valuable work Aidan Donaldson tells the quite remarkable story of Sister Patricia Speight and shows how the Gospel message is lived out in the world today. The reader cannot fail to be moved and inspired by the courage, passion and example of this missionary sister from Ireland who left the comfort and safety of her own home to bring love and hope to God’s children in need.
The publication of Sister Patricia Maria Speight: Bringing God’s Love and Hope to People in the Margins will be celebrated in Holy Family Church (Limestone Road, Belfast) on Wednesday 28 June at 6.00 pm. Keynote speaker: Bishop Donal McKeown.