R.I.P. Susan Foster Carr: June 15, 1951 to Aug. 14, 2010
Sue was discovered to have a very large brain tumor in May. A couple of days after surgery to remove the tumor she was surprisingly alert, fully conscious and surely in her right mind. And her mind had been at work on those questions every human being must ask themselves about life and its meaning. And their own mortality. The result? After more than twenty years of evading my every attempt to discuss matters of faith with her Sue surprised me and my father by asking --out of the Blue-- "What would I have to do to be baptised?" I nearly fell out of my chair! Sue had never given any indication of an interest in talking about the Faith before.
So I spent quite a bit of time presenting Sue with the Good News of our Savior and reminding her of the need for repentance and a firm commitment to follow Jesus as her Lord. When I had finished speaking Sue clearly and without hesitation professed faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She was baptised in her hospital bed the next night with much of her family in attendance. It was my honor and joy to administer the Sacrament of initiation.
For a while it looked as if Sue might make a reasonable recovery. But that was not in the Lord's plans for her. I rejoice to know that my dear sister rests comfortably in the Lord's presence tonight. Your prayers for the repose of her soul and peace of mind for her family would be cherished.
A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated for the repose of Sue's soul at St. Vincent's Cathedral on Wednesday night at 7PM.