Brother Ronald Marin, age 30, left his home in Venezuela in 2018, and moved to Peru for health reasons. Formerly a teacher, he found work at a Catholic church, and was soon asked to help comfort mourning families nearby. Marin later took vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, becoming a lay worker for the Church. As the current pandemic grew, Catholic churches in Peru began closing their doors and restricting services to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Some of the devout, like Marin, continued to work with members of the community, administering funerals, comforting families, praying with the sick, and more. Rodrigo Abd, a photojournalist with the Associated Press, recently spent time with Brother Marin in and around Lima, as he worked alone, supporting others, in a country hard-hit by COVID-19.
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