Monday, June 14, 2010

We Lost a Saint!

Several years ago, I had the privilege of doing my yearly retreat as a seminarian with the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Mishawaka, IN. They are the sisters who own and run St. Francis' Hospitals in Indiana, and actually run a network of hospitals in the Midwest.

They are extremely holy sisters, and have been perpetually adoring Christ's True Presence in the Eucharist since their founding (they began as 4 sisters who all taught while each offering 6 hours of adoration a day!).

While there, one of the sisters introduced me to Sr. Estelle who resided in the infirmary. Her room was FILLED with pictures and news clippings of priests and seminarians. She talked to me about how it was her calling to pray for priests and seminarians constantly. Sr. Estelle explained that she offered her own illness and suffering up for us each day. The sisters have begun publishing a newsletter, and there is a fantastic and brief article (click here) on Sr. Estelle, who left this world to be with her bridegroom April 7th of this year. The article is with your read and is found on page 4 of the newsletter.

Sr. Estelle, thanks for all the prayers, and keep them coming!

Eternal rest grant unto her, o Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her!

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