Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sisters bring New Hope to open Convent in Disaster area (Fukushima, Japan)

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster which resulted from the Great East Japan Earthquake in March, 2011, continues to affect the lives of many people living nearby. Now, two orders of religious sisters wish to form a more permanent presence among those they have served in the area and have formed a new convent to support their work there and each other.

The Mission Congregation of the Servants of the Holy Spirit and the Society of the Sacred Heart have chosen Haramachi district of Minamisoma City for their new convent.

The location, some 245km northeast of Tokyo, is less than 25km from the reactor—within the area where residents who did not flee were advised to stay indoors as much as possible in the days following the accident to lessen the health risks posed by radiation.

Holy Trinity Convent, as the new institution is to be called, will be home to three nuns: Holy Spirit Sisters Kazue Hisamatsu, 75, and Setsuko Hayakawa, 74, as well as Sacred Heart Sister Chiaki Hatanaka, 62. They plan to begin their new communal life in October.

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