This weekend, Salesians who served in Liberia during the 1990s are commemorating their friends, the five ASC Sisters from the USA who were killed 25 years ago. St John Paul II declared them Martyrs of Charity. Fr Joe Brown SDB and Br Donald McDonald SDB talk about their memories of the Sisters.
Friendship and support naturally developed between the various Catholic missions ministering to the Liberian people during unsettled and dangerous times, and a monthly day of recollection was hosted at each community house in turn.
Br Donald recalled a delightful custom the Sisters had: 'When you first went in, they got you to sit down and they took a picture of you, and when you looked round, all round the room there were the pictures of everyone we knew.'