“Sister, I am really full. Thank you, but no…” said Martina, our Development Associate, to the Indian nun who was offering more food to her.
“You must try this!” With a quick move, the sister scooped more food onto her plate.
“But, Sister, I am a vegetarian …”
“Oh, but it’s quail from our farm!”
This was the typical scene in India as we visited our “Towns” in Kerala last month. Usually three or four nuns (see picture above) would surround and patrol each of us until we ate all the delicious dishes they had prepared for us. They never sat with us, even if we insisted.