Marygrace Peters, OP.jpgToday, I learned of the death of a former professor of mine, Sister Marygrace “Ginger” Peters, OP (on the left in the picture). Sister Marygrace died on Feb 21, 2009 after a long battle with lung cancer.  Of late she was the Prioress General of the Houston Dominican Sisters.

When I was doing studies in St. Louis, MO, I had five classes at Aquinas Institute of Theology, for one of the classes Sister was my Church History professor. At all times Sister Marygrace was a terriffic presence: happy, faithful, positive and prayerful. All what you would expect and cherish in a Dominican sister. Plus, she was a New Englander which was a consolation many times!

May the soul of Sister Marygrace rest in the peace and love of our Lord!

Ring them bells, for the city that dreams
Ring them bells from the sanctuaries
Cross the valleys and streams
For they’re deep and they’re wide
And the world’s on its side
Ring them bells
For the lines they are long
And they’re breaking down the distance
Between right and wrong.

John Donne