Sister Linda Soler, OSB, delivered the eulogy at Sister Mary Joanne's service. The following is the eulogy as written and spoken.
Karin Barrett delivered the eulogy at Sister Joan's service. The following is the eulogy as written and spoken.
Sister Linda Soler, OSB, gave the eulogy at Sister Duane’s service. The following is the eulogy as written and spoken.
The monastic community would like to offer our sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Sister Duane. We had the privilege of journeying with Sr. Duane because she touched the lives of so many people. A heartfelt thank you to our healthcare staff who cared for Sister Duane with unconditional love. With dignity and grace, she lived her monastic life fulfilling her Baptismal call by letting go to take the hand of God. In the Gospel, Jesus said I am the way and the truth, and the life. Sister Duane would embrace those words knowing someday Jesus would prepare a place for her. As in the Gospel, Sister Duane did believe, and allowed the works of Jesus, knowing life would not always be easy, yet the Gospel message was the fabric of her life when Jesus said “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God, have faith also in me.”
"Our hearts are heavy, and our souls pained. The slaughter of our brothers and sisters in faith gathered in prayer at Tree of Life Congregation is a profound tragedy. The intrusion of anti-Semitism and violence into God's sacred space is an abomination which must be condemned." -LCWR Statement