Only those such as Marcetta who had perpetrated crimes understood their painful consequences. The words of saints and priests, who had never known such hardships, rarely had lasting effects on them. She, however, recognized there was a more fundamental cause behind their self-destructive acts. That was one reason she established her service, to help those willing to reform rebuild their lives. The other reason was, naturally, money.
Marcetta can be a spelling variant of feminine name Margaret. Derived via French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarites, derived from the noun margaron meaning "pearl". Other variants are Marcheta, Finnish Marketta, Spanish Marquetta, Scandinavian Margita, Czech and Slovak Marketa and etc.
Altruism or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others, the opposite of selfishness. It is a traditional virtue in many cultures and a core aspect of various religious traditions and secular worldviews, though the concept of "others" toward whom concern should be directed can vary among cultures and religions. The word was coined in French as altruisme, for an antonym of egoism. He derived it from an Italian altrui, which in turn was derived from Latin alteri, meaning "other people" or "somebody else".