Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Compassionate Presence

Our first death and funeral in 19 months occurred this week when Sr. Nora Curran passed away most peacefully. About 10 years ago we changed the prayer card that is available at the viewing: it now has a picture of the sister on the front and a prayer, specially written for her, on the back. It makes a lovely keepsake and can be sent to friends who live out of town or who cannot attend the services. To read Sr. Nora's obituary, go to the obit section of the online version of the Erie Times News.

Here is an excerpt from her prayer card, which tells us much
about the life and person of Nora:

Nora was a compassionate presence
in our midst.
She sought out those whom the world forgot.
Her love knew not borders as
she shared life with the poor.

God, we discover you in the
everydayness of our lives.
We are ever grateful
for your abundant blessings
and the life of Nora.
In her name, we ask your blessings upon
our sisters and brothers for whom
this day will be burdensome and
for those who will have their needs
unknown and unmet today.