Pastoral Notes 23rd April, 2017

Sr. Jo LangleySR JO LANGLEY RIP Sister Jo died on 29th March 2017 in her 98th year.  She was a true evangeliser as a Franciscan Missionary of Mary in many countries where she taught catechetics, worked with the marginalised and many other missions (activities).  Briefly listed these are the USA, Singapore, Ghana and the UK.  We remember her in St Edward’s Parish also as the last of the Langley family (which included a priest of our diocese) which contributed considerably to our own community.  The little statue of Our Lady of Walsingham by the baptismal font in church recalls the family connection with the restoration of the shrine at Walsingham and an association with the parish going back to around 1910.  Sister Jo herself was remembered in the eulogy at her Requiem for her single-mindedness in ‘Giving God’ to all she met, seeing good in every situation.  Almost her last words were: ‘People are so good, there are good people all over the world’.  May she rest in God’s joyful peace