In Memory of Sr. Cecilia Tong

Sister Cecilia Tong, a member of the Handmaid community for more than fifty years, passed away on January 21, 2021 at Saint Joseph’s Manor in Huntingdon Valley, PA.  Born in Vietnam, Sister Cecilia’s journey to becoming a Handmaid was based on great faith, and as she once descibed, “miraculous”.  That miracle came in 1954, at a time when there were many bombings from the far north of Vietnam to her family’s village. Almost every night, carrying mats, blankets, and food, Sr. Cecilia’s family sought to escape the terror of the bombings and traveled through the dark to stay at the…

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