An overflow of petals for a Rose

Farewell Sister Rose Anne – A Handmaid’s Funeral

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Having our dear Sister Rose Anne of Jesus pass away on July 1st, with her funeral on July 3rd so close to Sister Christiana’s profession of solemn vows as a Handmaid on July 7th has kept us very busy. Now, we take an opportunity to share some of the photos from our farewell to Sister Rose Anne, her funeral. Celebrating …

A Petal Fallen: Renewing A Graveside Custom

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When the first Handmaid of the Precious Blood to pass away was buried in New Mexico in the Spring of 1962 a tradition began by the hand of Providence. The cemetery had been an apple orchard and the remaining trees were in bloom. The Archbishop of Santa Fe celebrated the Mass. At the graveside, just as the casket was lowered, …

Blessed Sacrament Cemetery: You can barely tell there was an interment so careful and painstaking was the Bridges Funeral Home crew, ensuring every piece of straw was put back in place. A job lovingly well done!

Sister Mel Pierre Comes Home

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Timing Is Everything It didn’t surprise us when Sister Mel Pierre took a turn for the worse and entered hospice while staying at the Catholic Charities run Holy Family Villa in Illinois. For three years she offered herself to the Lord as a holocaust for priests in the unique form of suffering that is dementia, while receiving outstanding and loving …

Praying for the deceased.

Funeral and Interment

A Handmaid Handmaids of the Precious Blood, News

Funeral for Mother David Marie, H.P.B. and Interment for Handmaids of the Precious Blood at New Home in Tennessee Throughout the summer, we were working to move our entire cemetary in NM to our new house in TN. Ultimately 40 remains needed to be disinterred and transported across the country. While some were able to be shipped by normal means, …