Sisters who died during COVID remembered at funeral liturgy

Sisters who died during COVID remembered at funeral liturgy

After many months, more than a year and a half in some cases, the Erie Benedictines sang the Suscipe (Psalm 119:116) one final time for seven of their sisters who died during the time the monastery was closed due to COVID. The sisters sing the verse, "Uphold me, O God, according to your word and I shall live. And do not fail me in my hope," with special reverence at final profession, jubilees, and sisters' funerals. The community sang it one last time for Sister Kate Disbrow who died on May 7, 2020; Sister Carol Ann McLaughlin, June 4, 2020; Sister Anne McGreevy, June 13, 2020; Sister Jerome Eustace, June 27, 2020; Sister Mary Daniel Meahl, July 23, 2020; Sister Andrea Weidle, February 26, 2021; Sister Mary Bernadette Ladner, April 5, 2021. While each of the sisters was remembered during a Memory Service at the time of her death, and burial rites were held at the cemetery, the funeral liturgy was postponed until pandemic conditions were less threatening. A prayer honoring each sister and her full obituary are here.