Received after the emailing of the news of her death.
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
I join you in mourning the loss of our Sister Jude. I remember her when we first began our DIA gatherings. We connected immediately, as I am sure she did with so many, many other people. She was a great example of someone totally committed to Preaching in word, art and deeds. She was a preacher, who lived the Preaching. Like you, I am sad at the moment, but my consolation--as I am sure is yours as well--is that the vivacious love she lived in Jesus Christ has taken her home, where one day we will all meet and dance in the joy of God's laughter.
Blessings. Know of my prayers,
Jude was loved by all who she ministered to and others who knew her. We will miss her infectious laughter, kindness, humor, and her positive outlook on life. She is now with Jesus who was and is the center of her life.
May her soul rest in peace and her friends be consoled.
Anne Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP Dominican Sisters of Peace Special Projects Director
Yes, we know that our God has welcomed her in loving arms and fullness of love. May she shower us the jewels of her creativity..i could still hear and see her joyful countenance... peace, Irene Mary Diones, OP
Rudolf Lowenstein OP, English Province, is saying a mass for her and all DIA and those who are caregivers this weekend
Before her death
Thank you for the info. Know my prayer is with Jude. S.Martina
I am so sorry o hear of the many in need of prayer and in ill health. Please assure them, and particularly Jude, prayer for their peace and health and for all those who minister to them.
1.Our Fr. John Gerlach O.P., who suffered a heart attack yesterday, Nov. 19th, and who is in intensive care in Finley Hospital in Dubuque for at least a week. May the God of Healing be with him and all who are in need of prayer.Our Mound Community and Our Dominican Brothers-Fr. Jack and Br. Gilbert P.S. If all goes well, they hope to move him to a regular room today
2.Dear Family (Bloch family and Dominican family), Clark Community and Friends of our dear 'sister' and friend Jude,
Through these November days at our 'home' in Marywood Health Center, Jude has weakened in strength of body while her spirit is amazing - truly seems to calmly and confidently soar except when there is pain. Only brief visits seem appropriate at this time. While Jude may be awake or awake and alert, she sleeps much of the time. She often recognizes her visitor, but that is not always possible. Of course, we all wish Jude will have another 'bounce back' this side of New Life. She's done it before; but it is not ours to determine. Jude is restful; her countenance indicates her great trusting and loving bodymindspirit.
Today is the anniversary of Jude's final profession in our Dominican community. She wrote on memorial cards: