AN INVITATION TO CONTRIBUTE TRIBUTES TO FRIENDS OF SHANTIVANAM


- WE REMEMBER THE MANY FRIENDS OF SHANTIVANAM WHO HAVE MOVED TO THE FURTHER SHORE -



THE TOMB OF SISTER MARIE LOUISE AT THE ENTRANCE OF ANANDA ASHRAM WITH THE ENTRANCE TO THE TEMPLE OF SHANTIVANAM IN THE BACKGROUND

MAY SHE CONTINUE TO GUIDE ANANDA ASHRAM IN SPIRIT TOGETHER WITH FR JULES MONCHANIN, SWAMI ABHISHIKTANANDA AND FR. BEDE GRIFFITHS

SR MARIE LOUISE PASSED AWAY ON SUNDAY 12TH MARCH 2017 AT 08:45PM AT ANANDA ASHRAM  (PHOTO SHARED BY SR. SANJEEVANI)


SR PASCALINE SHARES SOME MEMORIES OF SR. PRISCILLA
DURING THEIR TIME AT OSAGE FOREST OF PEACE
SR. PRISCILLA PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 22ND 2016


Sr Priscilla loved Fr. Bede and attended him hand and foot whenever he arrived in the Forest. Early on in the Forest we had a small building to accommodate Father's lectures and had the building christened: "St. Bede's'.  Whenever he spoke Sr. Priscilla would stand in the doorway lest anyone needed anything, if they let her know.  Once when Fr. Amaldos had accompanied Fr. Bede to our Forest of Peace and Sr.Priscilla was waiting in the doorway to observe needs while listening, Fr.Bede realized he had left his glasses in his cabin.  But before Sr.Priscilla could start out toward Father's cabin, Fr. Amaldos sped past her and was back with Fr.Bede's glasses in no time! Now she is eternally with him, not just at the door but heart to heart.    

As a young Sister she was assigned serving the Fathers' in their special dining room. Some were our own Mass Celebrants, others were student seminarians on occasion. Fr. Joe so appreciated Sr.Priscilla's graciousness that at the time of his Ordination for Priesthood he made a gift of his Ordination bands to her and after joining the Navy as a chaplain he wrote to her about his tasks from "ship to ship" when he was pullied and swung from one ship to a 2nd one in order to distribute Holy Communion.  He treasured Sr. Priscilla's letters and she - his. 
Her l00th Birthday was Aug. 12, 2016 .  Fr. Joe, Fr.Bede and Sr's family were eagerly awaiting Sister's arrival when Jesus HImself brought her into his heavenly home on Sept. 22, 2016.

One heart sr. pascaline 





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