+Sister Mary Enda Staunton passed away peacefully in St Columban’s Nursing Home, Magheramore, Wicklow, on Wednesday, 16th November 2016.
Removal of Remains on Thursday, 17th November at 5:30pm to the Convent Chapel, Magheramore, Wicklow. Funeral Mass on Friday, 18th November at 11.30am followed by Internment in the Convent Cemetery.
“On behalf of the sisters here in Magheramore, it is my privilege to welcome you all…
and in particular to welcome Sr. Enda’s family, especially you, Margaret, Sr. Enda’s sister, relatives and friends who have come to say farewell to your beloved Maureen.
We would like to include in our welcome Sylvia, the wife of the present Korean Ambassador and Maria the wife of the former and 1st Irish ambassador to Korea.
We are mindful of Sr. Enda’s brothers Gerard and Fr. Jim who are closely united with us now as we celebrate Sr. Enda’s life and her entry into Heaven.
Welcome also to our priest friends, The Columban Fathers, The John of God Brothers, Killian and Brendan, Our valued Staff members,
And our own sisters who have travelled to be with us.
In these latter years, through ill-health, Sr. Enda was invited on to the Cross, with Jesus, and from there, we can safely surmise,
she continued her mission among the Korean people whom she had come to love with all her heart and serve with her best energies for 50 years.
What joy it must be for her now to meet the Divine Physician, Jesus,on whom she modelled her long and dedicated life rendering help and healing.
And how fitting it is for us, now, to turn to God to give thanks, through the Eucharist, for Sr. Enda.
We are mindful that this Eucharistic celebration gathers in all those who are dear to Sr. Enda who cannot be with us today….
family and friends in England, Australia, the US and so, so many in Korea.
May they know God’s comforting presence as they too say their farewell to Sr. Enda.
My our Lady of Knock, Lead you safely home dear Enda.