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Our World
(from Catholic Near East March – April 1999)

Grandma Elizabeth
Posted: 01 Mar 1999

Fourteen years ago, a friend persuaded CNEWA volunteer Elizabeth Weese to join our Seminarian Sponsorship Program and sponsor an Indian seminarian, Shaji Mekkara. Today, Father Mekkara, Novice Master of the Oblates of the Sacred Heart in Kottayam, Kerala, calls her “Grandma.”

Last autumn Father Mekkara spent three weeks in the United States visiting Ms. Weese, who showed him about New York and Washington, D.C.

“I cried when he left,” recalled Ms. Weese.