Sr. Carolyn died yesterday evening. We are working on setting a date for her Eucharist of the Resurrection with the understanding that there will be many who may want to come. We will let you know as soon as we have a date, but seeing as her perfect room temperature was a balmy 80 degrees, we think she would want us to wait for the weather to warm up a bit.

We will be offering the Epiphany Hymn Festival this Sunday at 4:00 pm in her honor; how fitting that we will be singing hymns about light and miracles.

We thought you would enjoy seeing some pictures of her doing what she loved to do best, playing the organ. The last one was taken at the Noack Organ Company when they were working on the organ that now graces St. Margaret’s Chapel in Duxbury.

The day before she died, Sr. Adele Marie and Sr. Carolyn reminisced about a visit they made to Durham Cathedral in the U.K. years ago. They recalled how moved they were by an ancient text on the wall over the tomb of the Venerable Bede. Sr. Adele Marie played for Sr. Carolyn three different musical settings of Christ is the Morning Star that she found on YouTube. Here are the words, which we like to think, lifted Sr. Carolyn up into eternal life and light.

Christ is the morning star,
who when the night
of this world is past
brings to his saints
The promise of the light of life
and opens everlasting day.

May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.