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Bertin embodied love and selflessness

Bertin Salina-Vidale was born into a Catholic family in the beautiful valley of Lopinot. She was the seventh child and youngest girl of nine children. Raised in a humble home, Bertin’s upbringing instilled in her values of love, selflessness, and generosity, which profoundly epitomises her life.

Throughout her life, Bertin was deeply committed to children. For four decades, she served as a Montessori teacher and a Catechist for First Holy Communion. Beyond her professional roles, she also played a crucial role in raising not only her own three dearly beloved children but also other children whom she wholeheartedly embraced as her own.

Bertin embodied love and selflessness in every aspect of her life. She willingly gave her all without hesitation, always ready to share whatever she had with others. Her generosity extended beyond material possessions; she was known for her warm hospitality, often providing exceptionally delicious meals and comfort to those around her.

Patience and kindness were hallmarks of Bertin’s character. She approached life with a positive attitude, never complaining even in difficult circumstances. Her simplicity and humility were evident in her contentment with life’s blessings, no matter how modest.

Her love and dedication to God were undeniable. She showed her dedication and service to the Church through her roles as a Catechist, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and Choir Member at La Veronica RC Church, Lopinot.

In her final days, Bertin continued to shine as a beacon of positivity, embodying the enduring love and service to which her life was dedicated. Her legacy is one of love, kindness, and unwavering devotion to others.

— Vilma Salina Alexis