She became like a spiritual mother for Tom and I -when we would visit her, she would spend time with us, pray for us and give us little religious items as ‘gifts’ to share. When you see this ‘little nun’…she was short, but had a strong voice and when you looked into her eyes…you can see joy, she was always smiling! She would often tell us “Go to Jesus! Keep loving Jesus!”
It was a big shock when Sister Bianca, Sr. Salvatorini’s blood sister living in New Jersey, phoned us on Christmas Eve with the news. We were, in fact, on our way to Christmas Eve Mass with family. Tears filled my eyes during the Christmas liturgy as I thought about the death of Sister and of other friends we met in the Holy Land who have died. Reflecting on the celebration of Christ’s birth and His gifts of joy and peace; I thanked God for the birth of Christ. We have a Savior who came to us in poverty, died for us and gave us the gift of eternal life! We know Sister Salvatorina has received this gift. I could hear her words in my heart: “Go to Jesus! Keep loving Jesus!” She is in a place where she can help us with her prayers!
‘She was a saint’