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Friday, October 31, 2003


A story about "Sister Michaella Santiago... a 71-year old nun from the Philippines who runs the Bethlehem Agabang in northern Seoul, a shelter for children brought here by Southeast Asian women escaping violent or turbulent marriages with Koreans":

46 Years of Selflessness, and She's Still Going

The story contains this bit of historical irony:

She left the Philippines in 1957 when it was still a rich country in Asian terms and went to the poor country Korea to offer her services. Now, she is far from her poor mother country, helping the people who have come to "rich" Korea. “History repeats itself,” she says.