sad news of the death of Mary-Elizabeth Peters, Ph.D., T.O. Carm.
Maureen's message did not get through so she asked me to send this.
Mary-Elizabeth wrote to me on Dec. 27 and told me she had just gotten out of
the hospital. You will remember she has a beautiful web site for us on St.
May she and Therese have a joyous time together on Therese's birthday
tomorrow. Let us pray for our special Mary-Elizabeth. I would like to
think that the Holy Innocents welcomed her as one of their own.
Happy Blessed Mother's Feast,
From: Maureen O'Riordan [mailto:mporiordan@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 2:42 PM
To: CIN Carmelite Spirituality
Subject: sad news of the death of Mary-Elizabeth Peters, Ph.D., T.O.
Fr. Steven Payne, who is in Milwaukee giving a retreat, just sent me
the sad and shocking news of the sudden death of Mary-Elizabeth Peters on
the night between December 27th and December 28th. I have very few
details, but I understand that Mary-Elizabeth was in the hospital over
Christmas and had recently had surgery. She died in her sleep.
I have not yet been able to learn anything more. If any of you have
more details, or know anything of the funeral arrangements, please let us
know. And when I learn more, I will post. It was Mary-Elizabeth who
introduced me to Cincarm, a long time after I first met her at the
conference on St. Therese in Darien, Illinois in 1988.
Join with me, if you please, in thanking God for the graces
her during her earthly lifetime, and for the grace of knowing her. Pray
for her, that the saint she loved so well and did so much to make
loved will present her to Jesus and allow her to "tell You of my
love in an
eternal Face-to-Face." May she fulfill her mission without
ceasing to gaze
on the Face that unveiled itself to her.
Sorrowfully, Maureen O'Riordan
- At 04:44 PM 1/1/2005, you wrote:
>JMJTOne of the saddest days in the entire history of cincarm. Rivaled in my
>Maureen's message did not get through so she asked me to send this.
>Mary-Elizabeth wrote to me on Dec. 27 and told me she had just gotten out of
>the hospital. You will remember she has a beautiful web site for us on St.
>May she and Therese have a joyous time together on Therese's birthday
>tomorrow. Let us pray for our special Mary-Elizabeth. I would like to
>think that the Holy Innocents welcomed her as one of their own.
>Happy Blessed Mother's Feast,
eyes only by the departure of Carrie Toth....
Dearest soul, Mary-Elizabeth, pray for us!
“We seem to give them back to you, Lord, who gave them to us…” The same is true with M-E… obviously she has a mission in heaven that is far more important than her mission on earth. Even as we pray for the repose of M-E’s soul, let us rejoice at her passing, for she understood the truth of what Therese taught us, that we can only get to heaven through physical death. What a great passage M-E has made before us!
To quote St Thomas More, I address my request to M-E:
“Pray for me as I will for thee, that we may merrily meet in heaven.”
Is there anyone on Cincarm who could write a sort of “circular letter” about M-E’s participation among us so that our more recent arrivals may understand what a vital contributor she was to our little community?