From USA TODAY:
Sister Michael Marie spent nearly two weeks in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami March 11, helping pet owners and farm owners cope and find hope amid the despair. Relief work is one of her callings, she says.
The 36-year-old nun from the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Clarksburg, Ohio is also a trained veterinary technician, a skill she acquired before she joined the convent.
Some people left their pets behind to go into evacuation centers and she'd go find the animals. Many stayed with their animals despite the dangers in the Fukushima prefecture and she'd visit the families and offer support during the stressful time.
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