Bergamo, 19 April, 2020 / 4:15 am (ACI Africa).
A nun from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a “frontline soldier” against COVID-19 in Italy as a medical doctor, recently described her service as giving back to humanity the gift of God to her.
Sr. Angele Bipendu, a doctor in a hospital in Bergamo for the past two years, joined a health care unit specifically responsible for visiting the homes of COVID-19 patients.
“Seeing that there were many doctors who were sick, many doctors who died, there were many patients who had no help and who had no follow-up,” Sr. Angele said in a recent interview with Vatican News and added, “That's why I said voluntarily I'm going to give something away too. God has given me a gift; it is time now that I can give back what God has given me.”
Sr. Angele went on to explain what motivates her in the service as nun and medical personnel saying, “Being a religious, I have dedicated myself to giving my life to others. By giving my life to others, I also accepted to be a doctor to help those who need me even more. That is why I have tried to reconcile, to put together the two gifts I received, religious life and medicine.”
“Being a nun, I also promised God to say yes, so wherever he sends me, I'll go. That's why I opened my door; I said to myself Lord here I am, send me wherever you want. I went without fear of being contaminated or infected.” the 47-year-old member of the Sisters of the Redeemer said.