Sister Mary Ann Sullivan, ocso
of Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey,
died on May 13, 2017.
Afterwards, I opened an envelope containing the newsletter from Our Lady of Mississippi Abbey, and sure enough, Sr. Mary Ann was on the first page. Moments before, I thought - I should open my mail, I bet Sr. Mary Ann died. (I don't open my mail as soon as I receive it, I like to pretend it's an exercise in detachment to set it aside until Sunday. I'm not at all detached though - just nuts.)
Anyway, Sr. Mary Ann was always very kind to me. I thank God for her holy life and fidelity. It is a great thing to persevere in the monastery until death.