What an ideal for which to strive! If only people are able say this of me when I die, I will die happy...but I've got a long way to go! At any rate, Sister M. Paul Francis (+1998) was my great Grandmother's younger sister, and although I never knew her, I am grateful to know that she lived and lived well. Her dedication to serving God and her brothers and sisters through religious life is such an inspiration to me! And now I know that I have yet another advocate in Heaven--surely she knew about my vocation before I learned about her (yesterday evening via a letter from my grandmother), and has been praying for me all this time!
I was one of the privileged students who got to work with Sr. Pauline (+2009) on the retreat team, if only for a little while. She truly was a woman of grace, and I will always treasure the memories of our time together. She once said to me, "Mary, you and Jesus make a good team!" Such a high complement, I was taken aback, but I conceded that she was right, with one caveat--that I stay out of His way when He works!
Rest in peace, Sr. Pauline, and pray for me!