Villagers extol India's first female martyr on the road to sainthood

Posted November 7, 2017 7:10 pm by Editor

Villagers extol India's first female martyr on the road to sainthood

UDAINAGAR, India – When Clarist Sister Rani Maria Vattalil was first posted to this destitute central Indian region 25 years ago, she urged men loitering in the village to quit wasting their time drinking. They pretended to agree, until she left. But one day, the sister circled back — and caught them in the act.”We used to pretend to be good boys in front of her, but after she left the village, we would start drinking,” said Tarachand Solanki. He was so upset when he was caught, he said, “I pledged in front of her that I would not drink

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