Dear Sister Bertille,
I can’t believe it has been a year since you died. In some ways it seems like yesterday, but sometimes it feels like you have been gone forever.
Sister Lisa Maurer and Sister Bertille Goblirsch on Sept 1, 2007,
when Lisa first entered the Monastery as a Postulant
There is so much I want to say to you (Sorry, I never learned the fine are of tatting.) and there are countless questions I want to ask (Are you doing lots of baking in heaven?). I want to share with you all that I have been doing and there is so much I still want to learn from you. I guess what I really want to say is that I miss you…things surely are not the same without you.
When I first came to St. Scholastica I was so thrilled to meet you. I was happy to know there was another “Sleepy Eye girl” who was at the Monastery. Your presence saved me from a lot of homesickness. I am sorry that we had so few years to be together as Sisters and I am really sad that you won’t be here when I make my Perpetual Profession.
I now take comfort knowing you are still with me, watching over me. I hope you know how much I pray for you and how often I think of you, invoking your memory and asking for your guidance. When my Dad and Grandma died this past November, it consoled me to think that you were there to greet them and show them around.
My dear Sister Bertille, I miss you, I love you, and I pray that God’s light is shining upon you. Please, please watch over me and help me to be a good and faithful Benedictine Sister – just like you!
Love, Sister Lisa
P.S. I know you like Twins almost as much as me. Maybe you can help them out this season (especially against the Yankees). Thank you!