The Holy Spirit works in mysterious ways. I never attended a Jesuit school, and the first Jesuit I met I had gone looking for to inquire about how to enter the Society. Neither did I volunteer to come to Belize where I have happily spent all my active ministry – about 45 years in all. I have enjoyed working with wonderful colleagues here and enjoyed the diversity of the cultures. I have done a variety of things over the years which would not have been possible elsewhere.
Then there has been a great recovery. I left Belize for about a year and a half ago believing that I would not be able to return because of what doctors said was a very aggressive case of skin cancer. However a new form of immunotherapy has made it possible for me to come back in less than ten months and resume some of my previous activites and take up new ones.
None of this would have been possible without God’s grace, and I owe a great debt of gratitude for their prayers and support to my Jesuit brothers, to my entire family and to my good friends.