Quote of the Day: Consecrated virgin Linda Ann Long

“While I’m often alone with my divine spouse, I’m almost never lonely.”

— Linda Ann Long, a retired cardiologist in Minneapolis and a consecrated virgin in the Roman Catholic Church, speaking at a panel in Philadelphia about her vocation. She was quoted by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Healthcare workers attend to an Ebola patient at the isolation unit of SIM’s ELWA hospital in Monrovia.

Condition Worsens for American Missionary with Ebola

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The condition of Nancy Writebol, a missionary who recently contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, has worsened, according to SIM (www.simusa.org), the Christian missions organization with which she serves.  She continues her battle against the deadly virus. Writebol was serving alongside Dr. Kent Brantly on a joint team of people with Samaritan’s Purse and SIM when they contracted Ebola. Writebol is in stable, but serious condition and is receiving an experimental drug that doctors hope will better address her condition. Her husband, David, is close by. With her condition, he can only visit his wife through a window or dressed in a haz-mat suit.