Dear Pam and All,
Please add this to the tribute page you have opened at Dadamac.net.
The family and friends of Maria will be meeting for Maria's memorial on Saturday 26th March 2011 to disperse the ashes at the sea and do a mass at St. Pius V (in Rome).
At 16.30 there will be a commemoration ceremony.
Please share this and spread it to those who would be interested to attend the occassion.
I will be attending the ocassion together with Nafsi Africa Acrobats who are currently touring Europe between February to September.
Nafsi Africa Acrobats who had been close acquaintances of Maria will be perfoming at the ceremony in honour of their Heroine, Teacher, and Mama.
This is a first step to salute and show respect to the late Maria, who loved Perfomance Arts and supported it with her entire heart.
We are thinking of more tangible ways that we would initiate to keep her in our memories and keep her legacy alive.
Perhaps start an Arts event in Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda that would be bringing together her admirers, her dear friends in East Africa and probably beyond to remember her.
For sure, there would be more ways to honour her.
We are interested in brainstorm with others who are interested in setting up an initiative of some sort, Maria's memorial, Maria foundation or something.
- On Thu, 2/24/11, Pamela McLean <pam54321@...> wrote:
From: Pamela McLean <pam54321@...>
Subject: [learningfromeachother] Following the sad news of the untimely death of Maria Agnese Giraudo
To: post@..., "learningfromeachother" <email@example.com>, "Mendenyo Men-denyo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Holistic Helping" <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:39 PM
The sad news of Maria
's untimely death circulated through Minciu Sodas
on Wednesday, attracting many shocked and sorrowful responses, and testimonies about her life and her work.
Many of us first heard the news from Janet Feldman
- leader of the Minciu Sodas group Holistic Helping - who wrote:
It is with a very heavy heart that I am posting the news--just received from Chris Ouma--of the sudden passing of our beloved friend, Maria Agnese Giraudo.
More details will follow, but I wanted to send this to everyone now. I hope we can find a way to honor her
and keep her memory and legacy alive.
She meant so much to many of us, and was a rare spirit of caring and commitment in today's world.
May her soul rest in peace, and may we remember her with love and joy always! Janet
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Maria Agnese Giraudo Memorial
As a first step I have opened up a space at Dadamac.net called Maria Agnese Giraudo Memorial
, where we can gather our tributes together, and see if there is any way we can collaborate in response to Janet's hope expressed above. If you are interested in being involved (perhaps simply by helping me to collect up in one place the testimonies that have been posted in various Minciu Sodas groups) please email me pamela.mclean@...
- with Maria Agnese Giraudo Memorial in the subject line of your email - and we will look at next steps together.Maria's funeral
will take place on Friday 25, at 15:00 and another ceremony will be organised later - see email below from Samwel Kongere (leader of Minciu Sodas group Mendenyo)
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Samwel Kongere <jambita1@...>
Date: 24 February 2011 13:37
it is with immense sadness that I am sharing with you the news that our beloved friend Maria Agnese Giraudo has passed away a few days ago.
The causes are yet to be ascertained; however, her death is apparently linked with malaria.
I wish to inform those of you who could attend it that her funerals will be held tomorrow, Friday 25, at 15:00, at the "Cappella del cimitero di Santa Marinella" (Via dei Cipressi); the cemetery should be located just before S. Marinella coming from Rome.
Another ceremony to remember properly Agnese and her passionate activity towards Africa will be organised in the coming months.
I apologize for those of you who already knew this bad news.
Forwarded by Samwel.