SR. ELECTA (1928-2001)

“Many a rose is born to blush unseen…” this is what comes to mind when we recall the life and personality of Sr. Electa. All through her religious life, Sr. Electa lived in the convent of Rasipuram and taught in the school there. She was class teacher and catechism instructor for 37 years. She was quiet, unassuming person but she taught with dedication and commitment. She found joy and fulfillment in her task. After retirement she took interest in the slow learners and drop-outs. She was patient and interested in these children too. She also went house visiting and patiently listened to the problems of the people she visited, counseling them in their difficulties and supporting them with their prayers.

By the end of April 2001, Sr. Electa developed a lump behind her ear and also lost her voice. She was taken to the Provincial House at Villupuram for medical investigation. Doctors did not advice surgery and she started on Siddha treatment. Right through her illness she was patient and ready to do what she was told. She attended daily Mass and was present for community prayers. She was grateful to all who visited her and smiled her thanks as she could not speak. She passed away on the 5th June with the community praying round her bed.

Looking back over her life, the sisters who lived with her testified that they never heard her make an adverse remark about anyone or speak harshly to anyone. Her respect for the dignity of others was remarkable. She was a patient, kind and loving sister.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018