|Sister Myriam Zaki|
In 1907, the Lyon sisters went to Egypt and have had a continual presence there. They work in schools, in the villages with the people doing pastorial work and social work, and doing nursing. Currently there are 16 sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon in Egypt, many are younger members.
|Sr. Myriam shows me a work of Egyptian art that decorates the room where we spoke|
I asked Sr. Myriam what she could tell our US sisters about their community life in Egypt. She said, "We live in small communities of four or five. For us, our spiritual life is very important. In Egypt Christians are very fervent. It is an older church. Our proximity with Islam helps us to be more rooted in Christianity."
I hope you enjoy this brief portrait of Myriam. I was deeply touched to have the opportunity to meet with her.