• April 29, 2014

The Definite Passover:
Kappy and Miguel went home to Our Father

by sister Regine F., Servant of God’s Presence

Katie Kustusch who is a pos­tu­lant with the Servants of God’s Presence has spent the last two months taking care of her mother Kathleen (also known as Kappy) who went back to the Father’s house on Holy Thursday. I was blessed to share with her family the time of wake and burial; the many faces I encoun­tered during these three days told me how this woman was deeply loved and had an impact on many lives. Several people told me how she was con­stantly chal­lenging people to go fur­ther and to give the best of them­selves. Christ was at the center of her life, He was her best friend. Despite the sorrow, hearts were filled with a deep joy and an real thanks­giving for her life.

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“I arise today through God’s strength to pilot me.
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me.
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me.”
A deer’s cry, entrance song of her funeral mass.
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Our dear friend Miguel Colon drew his last breath in Carmen’s arms, his loving wife who had been tire­lessly and ten­derly caring for him all through these last months. Miguel had the sim­plicity of a child and an immense heart. For the past three years he had been faith­fully vis­iting with us in the nursing home and he taught us so much in his way of being pre­sent to the sick; his desire was to bring them joy and to see them smile. While he was him­self hos­pi­tal­ized, he was deeply moved when­ever he heard the cry of many other patients nearby. He told us how much he would have loved to be able to go and just sit by their side and con­sole them, because they were utterly alone. He was con­stantly offering up his own suf­fer­ings for those who were suf­fering too. He would often tell us; “I know God is Love but I would like to know what it really means and I would like to enter into that Love.”

Thank you Kappy and Miguel for all you taught us! Until we meet again, we keep you and your loved ones in our prayers.

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