Sister Helen Bernice Lovell, SSG Feb. 26, 1914 - Sept. 27, 2017
A radiant presence. An unforgettable laugh. A force of nature. In her home parish of Holy Trinity, South River, New Jersey, she was active in music, liturgy and outreach. She mentored in the Education for Ministry program and worked with "Happening of New Jersey," a program to help teenagers have a deeper Christian experience. Sr. Elizabeth Mary was also a member of the Order of Saint Luke, an Associate of the Community of Celebration and an Associate of the Brotherhood of Saint Gregory. Serva Servorum Dei.
In many ways hers was a simple life. She was a woman of deep faith, who ministered as a Lay Reader and Eucharistic visitor. She married, had children, and worked as a bookkeeper. When her parish church in New Hampshire was without a regular priest, she literally kept the doors open, leading Morning Prayer many Sundays. She entered the Community at 79 years of age sharing her joy in Christ for nearly 25 years. She served as Treasurer, a mentor to many postulants and novices, and Sacristan. Her laugh was contagious. She was loved dearly.
Serva Servorum Dei.
Sister Elizabeth Mary Burke, SSG June 22, 1946 - April 30, 2009