Friday, 16 December 2011

God's Paternal Love

 For her conversion from Shinto to the Catholic faith, Satoko chose the baptismal name Elizabeth. Her parents were totally opposed to this. But her father had promised his children he would respect their freedom to do whatever they wanted to in life, “as long as they did it well”. This is the same paternal love God has for us – freedom – but choose wisely.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Elizabeth Maria Satoko Kitahara


Satoko Kitahara had the world at her feet when she was only twenty one years old. She had a privileged upbringing in a wealthy society and was pursued by suitors and loved life. She had just graduated as a Pharmacist when suddenly she encountered people living in the opposite world, a world of destitution. Courageously she went to help them and then chose to become one of them, living as they did in order to lift them out of their misery. Satoko was a heroic woman