2. SR. AIMEE (1925 – 2010)
The Lord has assured us that on his mountain of love, He will wipe away the tears from every cheek and death shall be no more – there will be eternal joy for His own. Sr. Aimee had this blessed experience!
Mary Angelina Scholastica Vas nee Sr. Aimee was born on November 8, 1925, to Julian Alfred Vas and Alice Benedicta Vas at Kasargod, Mangalore. She was the 6th among six brothers and four sisters in the family.
After her graduation at St. Agnes College, Mangalore, She heard God calling her to consecrate herself to Him in Religious life. She prayed, discerned and enquired and finally entered the Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa. She made her final commitment in 1957 at St. Teresa’s Convent, Ernakulam.
Sr. Aimee was an effective and efficient teacher and was much interested in music. She passed the Senior Grade Examination from the Trinity College of Music, London. The other areas of her interest were needle work, gardening and reading.
She served the Institute as animator and teacher in Christ the King Convent, Mysore, St. John the Baptist Convent, Kumta, Avila Convent, Mysore and Teresian Convent, Mysore. When she fell ill and became disabled, she was brought to Villa St. Joseph, Jettihundi in 2001.
She was very prayerful and set an example to others especially to answer the voice of God by hearing the bell. She had great concern for sisters in all respects- regarding medical care and their personal needs. Whatever she did, she found satisfaction and perfection.
Sr. Aimee suffered cheerfully and her patient endurance was admirable. To the very day of her death, she never complained, but when asked, ‘Have you severe pain, Sister?’ She would reply in all simplicity, “Yes” and stop with that. Her constant practice was praying the Rosary especially when she became very ill. She was happy when the sisters came to pray the Rosary with her and she responded as long as she was able to do so. Her life was a progressive unfolding of God’s beautiful plan for her.
Sr. Aimee was fully conscious to the very end and like Jesus she gave up her spirit at 2 p.m. on December 4, 2010, as the sisters prayed, “Into your hands we commend her soul”.