The Most Important Thing #6: Natercia

Meet my grandmother-in-law, Dona Natercia, who is one of the sweetest old ladies I have yet had the pleasure to meet.  She is gentle, calm and caring.  She has a great sense of humour and one of the cutest laughs I’ve ever heard.  She always has food ready for hungry guests and she always has a bowl of Sonho de Valsa, my favourite Brazilian chocolate, on the table.  She is someone I respect and admire deeply, and I was so happy when she agreed to be part of this project.


Age: 84

Nationality: Brazilian

Occupation: Catechism Teacher; Town Secretary; mother of four and grandmother of nine

Belief System: Christian – Catholic

What do you believe is the most important thing in life?

The most important thing in my life is to feel the presence of God in every moment.

“Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.” — 2 John 3:16

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” — Romans 5:5

such a beauty


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