March 2005God-given promptings

Mary Teresa Reflection

      On March 12, 2005, our Sister Mary Teresa Nies completed the last step of her journey on this good earth and was caught up into the waiting and warm embrace of God. Although our little Irish Australian Sister was only four feet, eleven and one-half inches tall, she had a great influence on all who knew her.

      In coming to Carmel, she said she wanted to give her life to God. One of her outstanding traits was her utter selflessness. Sister Mary Teresa was always there for others and generally felt she was not doing enough for God.

      The Carmelite Community of Eldridge has already begun to miss Sister greatly. This little Sister deeply loved life in all its aspects. At the Mass of the Resurrection, the Carmelite Community told her to gather up all her Irish mischief and to go forth into the arms of God. They also asked her to return and to spend her heaven doing good upon earth.


Sister Mary Jo Loebig, O.C.D.

Sr. Mary Teresa Nies, O.C.D.

Funeral Homily - March 16, 2005

St. Ann's Church; Long Grove

Rev. Edmond J. Dunn


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