A Life Well Lived

Sr. Mary Elizabeth, Christmas 2015

Our Sister Mary Elizabeth passed away shortly after 6pm on January 12th, surrounded by the majority of the community and some of her nieces and nephews. Born on January 31st, sister died just shy of her 84th birthday, having been professed for 56 years.

Although born with severe physical handicaps, sister lived a long and full life. Before entering the monastery at age 25, Sister graduated from Rider College, taught, and toured Europe. In the monastery she held the positions of Sub-prioress, Novice Mistress, Bursar, seamstress, and was appointed by the Master of the Order as the first Prioress of our Philippine foundation: the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, Cainta, Rizal. 

Sister's zeal and enthusiasm for life was surpassed only by her warm and compassionate heart. She was a sympathetic listener and full of the wisdom of a life well lived, which she was never stingy with sharing.

Sr. Mary Elizabeth will be greatly missed, not only by our community and her family, but by all who have known her.