Since first coming to community, I’ve always felt a special connection to and fondness for our dear Sister Carmelita Sauer. Her kindness and sense of humor would make it difficult not to.
This Pentecost Sunday, though, I got some sad news; our dear Sister has died.
Although I haven’t lived in the same convent as her for several years now, I know I will miss her. On visits down to our Provincial house in Hankinson, it was nice to stop in and visit her again, even if her health had declined.
When I think of Sr. Carmelita, one thing apt to come to mind is a favorite saying of hers. When taking dessert (or being offering something with a high glucose content), she would say “Sauer likes her sweets,” or some similar words, indicating that, despite the connotations of her surname, she was not apposed to sugar intake. I guess I can’t blame her.
Please join me in praying that our dear Sister. Carmelita may soon be enjoying the sweetness of heaven.