By Sr. Joseph Miriam
I’m really happy to be back. I had spent about four years here in the ’90 and couldn’t believe when I was asked to come back to Gallup after a seven year absence. Coming from the green rolling hills and fog of San Francisco into the stark high desert area of New Mexico is really a big change! The simplicity of life here with the Native Americans is really inspiring. The culture is so different from the Anglo culture. It doesn’t take much to make them happy. They are very adaptable to their new home when they come. Most of them have come from the reservation where running water and electricity are not a granted. It really is a good opportunity for me to learn about their culture, apply their simplicity to my own life. You can’t beat the blue skies of New Mexico. I feel like I can touch the clouds.
The doctors that live here work together so well. They can’t do enough to help us care for the Residents. It’s more than just a job for them…it’s their passion. Many have chosen to work in this area in order to minister to the Navajos and to the poor. It is a pleasure to work with them on behalf of our Residents!