“We fight against the stigma of mental illness and to recognize the dignity that exclusion and illness hide”
Egoitz Zabala is a lay and pastoralist at the Aita Menni Hospital in Mondragon, Spain
Today we would like to introduce you to Egoitz Zabala, lay and pastoralist at the Aita Menni Hospital in Mondragon, Spain.
How long have you been part of the Sisters Hospitallers?
I have been with the Hospitaller Sisters for 14 years.
Why did you decide to join the Sisters Hospitallers?
Because the Hospitaller Sisters allow me to fully live my vocation to the service of the Church. For me it is a gift to be able to live “in” hospitality. Hospitality attracts, it unites lives that I have had the good fortune to share since I came to the Congregation.
What is your purpose, your mission in helping the Hospitaller Sisters?
To share life in this community, especially with our patients, to find in each one of them the God of Life, drives me to continue to walk with the abandoned, the discarded of our society. To fight against the stigma of mental illness, to recognize the dignity that exclusion and illness hide, to transform the reality of their lives, and to remind me and others that they are the chosen ones, the center of the message of Jesus of Nazareth.
Thank you Egoitz for your testimony of hospitality!
We are a #HospitallerFamily: a diverse community of professionals, Sisters, volunteers and benefactors, united by the value of hospitality around the world.