A Bridge Among Walls: Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J.

A Bridge Among Walls: Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J.

Sometimes I say I can’t believe how many people
are coming, you know? It’s like almost as if those countries are
going to get emptied. They’ve gone through so much, they’ve traveled
through so many countries from Central America, either Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador. They’ve been on the road and their journey
for many weeks, most of the time walking and just hiding from people from hurting them. All of them are dirty and muddy and they’re
scared, they’re frightened. They need help. They have been processed by Border Patrol
and they have been allowed to travel. The community has responded by making sure
they get the care and the attention they need. The families walk in and they’re amazed, sometimes
with tears on their face because of the joy they see and being welcomed. You see this transformation begin to start
to change them, to see the dignity that is so important in every person’s life. I’ve come to experience something beautiful
and that is God himself in the refugee, in the moments that I have to be able to help
and to be present with them. It’s a very special transformation that happens
to us as well. I think one of the most important aspects
of Sister Norma Pimentel is the way she lives her faith. You talk about a pillar in the community when
it comes to selfless services. Without Sister Norma and without the community
engagement, our mission of border security would be a very difficult mission to achieve. At the end of the day, you leave here exhausted,
but you leave here with a sense of accomplishment that you’ve done something good. Helping another human being is never wrong. That’s never a wrong thing to do.

8 Replies to “A Bridge Among Walls: Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J.”

  1. Nice to see Sister Norma recognized. My husband (who works at Notre Dame) and I went to McAllen, Texas in 2014 to volunteer and produced a similar video and photos about the great work Sister Norma was doing. She is a living angel.

  2. Thank the Catholic Church in the Valley for helping the practitioners of santa muerte get across the border and spread the muerte across the United States. They "pray" to the santa muerte for help getting into the US and the Catholic Church "answers" the "prayer"

  3. Thanks so much for this video bringing awareness about the humanitarian crisis at the border and the wonderful work done by sister Norma to help out. I'm very grateful that you honored her with this award and trust that our community will continue to step up and support her mission. I shot a 7-min video about the devastating separation of children from their asylum-seeking parents that also aspires to awaken our common humanity in this regard. It is available at www.americannightmarefilm.com

  4. So great to see a member of the Largest Child Sex Abuse Ring,
    encourages the Uncontrolled Invasion of the USA by Spanish Catholics .
    Too bad the Catholics have created such disgusting Countries, that they have to run away from them.
    mcg-truth blogspot Running away does not fix the problem. The breeding program continues. Just more and more Bad Catholics.

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