Another Myeong Sek: The Road to Emmaus

Columban Fr Noel O'Neill with Myeong Sek in Kore
The Universal Prayer Intention of Pope Francis for September is That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.

Fr Noel O'Neill is a Columban priest from Limerick, Ireland, who has been in Korea since 1957. In this article from the September-October 2014 issue of, the magazine of the Columbans in the Philippines that I have been editing for 12 years now, he shows how he has been living this prayer intention - and how he himself has received love and help for a dignified life from two persons in particular, among others, whom he describes as 'differently abled' and who were on the fringes of society because others didn't recognise the gifts that God had given them.

With Myeong Sek at the grave of You Ha
Myeong Sek, Theresa, was special. She was special because she was differently abled.
She was special because it was she who accompanied me as together we first began to walk the Road to Emmaus.
Full post here.


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