Happy 75th Birthday Padre Maurice! Padre Moe is a friend, mentor and inspiration. He worked for almost three decades here at Centro de Salud Santa Clotilde (CSSC) where he took every opportunity to teach the staff and understand the needs of the community. He stood up for patients, didn't tolerate injustice, and worked hard every day in the hospital, the church, communities and taught with compassion and love. He introduced us to the amazing voice of Juan Diego Flores, a Peruvian opera singer. He's invited us to think through the history, present, and future of Centro de Salud Santa Clotilde. He is thoughtful, has a great sense of humor, and is a happy spirit. He shared a DVD of his 50th anniversary as a priest with the incredible voices and musical talent of his great-nieces and nephews. He is a great cook. He mixes up a great gin and sprite. He sent us cheese all the way from Lima!
Father Moe has been in Lima for the last few years. Despite him not being here today, the staff still gathered in the laundry room for a toast of sangria and beer, played guitar, and spoke the kindest words to honor Padre Mauricio on his birthday. We are so blessed to have such a friend!