I am Chamorro

May 2, 2016 John Calvo

God works in mysterious ways. It might be cliché, but what began as a yearlong sabbatical for Pale Eric Forbes of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of Guam and Saipan became the beginnings of a life-defining project to tell the story of the Chamorro people. In 2009, Pale Eric retired as a Capuchin Superior, and was given some personal time off to go to the U.S. mainland to rest and reflect. He ended up spending much of his time in California, which has the largest population of Chamorros among the 50 states.

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