This afternoon around 12:30 Eastern time one of our older sisters died, Sr Aparaceda. She was about 85 and was a real character. Born in Brazil, our co-foundress, Mother Thecla, sent her to the United States "for a year" when she was a young sister. Well, the year never ended! Several times Sr Aparaceda reminded Mother Thecla that the year had passed, but Mother Thecla just smiled and asked her to stay on.
She had a very peaceful death and was serene. She slipped away into the loving arms of Jesus.