The photo above was taken at one of our annual chancery staff retreats at the Abbey of St. Walburga. (Thank you Matt for capturing this moment while we were on a break during the retreat.) It was always a pleasure to have some time to visit one-on-one with Carol. Her upbeat and positive attitude was contagious. She brought cohesiveness to our staff by her calm demeanor. There are many things I will forever miss about Carol.
Today has been a solemn reminder to be grateful for the people around us. None of us know the day nor the hour when we will be called home.
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.