Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sr Susan Helen, RIP

This morning at 9:15 Sr Susan passed away after a series of health issues.
She was one of the most cheerful persons I've ever known, who had a great sense of humor. She suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and despite the pain she often had (despite medications) she didn't let it get her down. She was very witty and always had a great answer.

She was the formator of the junior professed shortly after I made my first vows. She would often speak about turning obstacles into opportunities, especially in the mission.

As her health declined she would sometimes ask me to do  some things like take her to the drugstore or other errands. She was always so grateful for everything anyone did for her. She used to sometimes come up to me in chapel and slip a small bag with a chocolate candy bar in my pew. She would take note of what the sisters liked and would try to get it for them when she could.

But above all she was a dedicated religious sister who loved her community and her mission. She wrote many books over the years, especially lives of the saints. May she rest in peace enjoying her well deserved eternal reward.

"Come, enter into the joy of the Master!"