Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sister Regina Maria Brimmer October 11, 1918 - August 11, 2012

Gentle woman, quiet light, morning star,
so strong and bright, gentle Mother,
peaceful dove, teach us wisdom; teach us love

Just before Lent. Sister Regina always
gave up her favorite: ice cream!
Many students, especially those in the Education programs, will already be missing a certain presence in Logue Library. Sister Regina had a disarming gift, an ability to relate one-on-one about anything and an empathy that is rare on today's college campuses.  As Sister Anne Myers said at her funeral mass, "Sister Regina was an amazingly flexible person who adapted to the times yet held firm to the values that were most important to her.  How many 93 year olds do you know who have both a cell phone and an e-mail address and relate well to all types of college students?" 

On Wednesday, August 9, in the company of many dear to her, Sister Regina lost consciousness as a result of a "cardiac event" and was taken to Chestnut Hill Hospital. After being surrounded by family & friends for two days, on Saturday, August 11, she died peacefully.

We remember Sister Regina as the engine that runs the library! Her energy, humor, and wonderful perspective kept all of us moving forward on an even keel. We miss her enormously, even as we still feel her presence here with us.

So many people have shared their memories of her with us. We would love to
hear yours! Leave a comment, or stop by any time.
Blessed are you among women,
Blest in turn all women, too.
Blessed they with peaceful spirits.

Blessed they with gentle hearts.*
*From lyrics by Carey Landry and North American Liturgy Resources, "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman." ©1978

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