The Sisters at Marie-Rose-Durocher Residence celebrated the gift of faith. Following the Eucharistic Celebration the group gathered to listen to Pierre Bach, CSSR, as he witnessed to his experience of faith, which deepened during his voyage and survival across the sea.
The fragility of the overcrowded boat, promiscuity, scarcity of food, fear of pirates and shallow water, long nights, dangers... Throughout it all, there was a single watchword: Stay the course towards freedom! And when we saw an offshore drilling rig on the horizon and finally reached it, we had to endure the torture of long hours of negotiations to be hoisted up into a net, women and children first, during which with every high wave, Pierre threw bags, pitiful baggage, up onto the platform... He must have thrown about a hundred bags and his, the last one, fell into the sea. Pierre, the last to climb aboard, had nothing but his shorts for clothing.