Um...I left this out of the other post, but Mother Frangelico and Father both said I should deliver the news.
Sr. Perpetua is not with us.
We still don't have all the facts, but...um...she's in prison in Mexico. It had something to do with the Federales on the bus that they robbed, and we're not sure what she did or said, or if she did or said anything. We're really not at all certain of what has happened to her.
Mother Frangelico has spoken with our Bishop here, and the Bishop there, and they are working together to get her out. They think she might have been mistaken for a Marxist femmie leader, or maybe a drug dealer. If that's the case, it'll be tricky getting her out.
And keeping her away from the firing squad.
Oh...actually, Sr. Maxine reminded me that Sr. Perpetua is actually in San Salvador. Her "arrest" happened when we passed through, but we were on seperate buses.
Anyway, it's all the same, the language and jungle are the same, as far as this is concerned.
So please keep Sr. Perpetua in your prayers. The Firing Squad is a real possiblity and she didn't do anything!
We'll let you know what happens.
I think even the Benedictines are praying for her, because we told them, too. They're going to take action and send a squad of Protesters to the prison in San Salvador and to the School of the Americas in North Carolina (or wherever that is).