Sr. Mary Dolores, Passionist Nun - RIP
Dear Friends in Christ,Yesterday, Tuesday, September 8, Our Lord suddenly returned for our Sr. Mary Dolores, to take her to Himself. She was suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s disease, but the doctor thinks it was a heart attack that took her so suddenly.
Sister was named after Our Lady of Sorrows (Dolors) and died on the day when our community begins our annual Septenary - 7 days of prayer in preparation for the Passionist solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15, the day after the Solemnity of the Triumph of the Cross on September 14. Her death at this time is a poignant reminder to us that in Jesus our sufferings are redemptive and that He has given us victory over death.
Please pray for the repose of her soul, as well as for all of us, her sisters in Christ. Thank you very much.
The funeral Mass will be on Sat, Sept 12 at 10 a.m. (Central), with Bishop Medley presiding.
The Visitation will be Friday 3-7 p.m. with prayers at 6 p.m.
For those of you who live close enough to join us for the Mass, we would certainly welcome your presence.
Sincerely in JXP,
Mother Catherine Marie and the Passionist Nuns