We were all saddened earlier this week to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of Maryknoll Sister Dr. Anna Boland. She'd been visiting her sister in Ohio, felt tired due to a strong cold, and passed away in her sleep. Along with wonderful times together in Korea, I shared a birthdate with her. Her elegant and caring presence will be missed.
Today comes even more shocking news that Sr. Pat Startup was found dead in her room this afternoon after coming down with a cold a few days earlier. Sr. Pat was my age and in otherwise good health, so this comes as an even greater shock. Sr. Pat had worked on their vocations team a few years back and was working at the Sisters Center. Finishing her term on development, she was looking forward to working in Brazil..
Please pray for the repose of their souls and the consolation of the Sisters.