Around the Abbey

Sr. Regina’s Funeral

Our Sr. Regina’s body was received by the community in a special ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.  We processed with her body into church where she was placed between our two choirs.  Two sisters sat with her through the night until her funeral Mass on Thursday praying the psalter.  The Pascal candle was at the head of the bier.  The bier was crafted by Sr. Grace.

We celebrated her funeral and then processed to the cemetery.  Many of our brother monks from New Melleray joined us along with many friends.  Srs. Martha and Grace covered Sr. Regina with a shroud and the pallbearers lowered her into the grave.  M. Rebecca and all the sisters put a rose in her grave and then a shovel of dirt, followed by our brothers and guests.  We are sad at her departure, as we will miss her but rejoice with her in her passing into eternal life and into the arms of Jesus.