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  1. I am Sister Myra’s niece, Heather. Today, my parents and I were welcomed with open hearts and loving arms by the Sisters of Divine Providence in Pittsburgh for Barb’s memorial service. I can never thank all of you enough for including us in this tribute to my aunt. It gave us a comfortable climate to shed tears and honor her as both the amazing woman and precious family member that she was to us. Some of you may know that I arranged to visit with her in October in Kingston. This trip, for me, was Heaven inspired and guided by God. Going there, not knowing of her illness, I believe was my own calling. I absolutely loved every moment of my visit with Barb and the Sisters. They all took me in and immediately loved me like I was every one’s niece. I made very special friends in my time there. Every effort was extended to me to make it one of the best memories of my life. I could see how much she was adored and loved by her community of Sisters. She was truly with her family when she left us. I was so happy that I had been there to tell her that I’m glad I knew her, I will care for my parents always, I have friends who love me dearly and I am happy. I don’t know what one thinks about in their final days. Certainly, she prayed, but I also hope she had wonderful memories upon which to reflect: Gram and Pap, my mother, me, her friends, all of the places and faces she had seen, all of the lives she has touched. We will never forget you, Barb. Enjoy your reward, the oneness with God. I know He is pleased to have you home!

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  2. Dear Sisters of Devine Providence:
    Sister Myra was my 4th grade teacher at St Norbert’s school. When I was in the 8th grade she gave me a holy card and wrote on it: “David, never be afraid to do the right thing”. I kept that card even into the army. It got lost somewhere along the way, but I never forgot her advice to me. I am saddened – because it is my loss, our loss. But I know that she has gone to be with God.

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  3. Sr. Myra was a great woman of Providence who definitely has left her mark on the Women of Providence in Collaboration as well as on our own community. Her passion for mission and charism was always dear to my heart, too, and I enjoyed learning from her and working with her, especially on the Mission and Internationality Commission. Those were wonderful days of sharing and writing with her. I will miss her and the times we had some profound sharing about charism and community, and our future. I know she will now intercede for us before the Beloved in whom she now rests. May you rest in peace, Myra.

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  4. Darmstadt, 28/12/2021

    Dear Sister Maria Fest,

    dear Sister Michele,

    dear Sisters of our religious community in the US.

    Sister Myra Rodgers returned home to her creator and loving Father.

    He gave her to our community for a while in order to let us experience what it means to live out of the charism as a Sister of Divine Providence and to shape our life as a Sister of Divine Providence and to orientate our lives anew to the future.

    I was privileged to get to know Sister Myra especially in her ministry as XIV. Superior General in our religious community from 1995 – 2006.

    She was a woman rooted in God; she supported the sisters, helping, advising, appreciative when it was time to make decisions, to bring into today new experiences in our apostolic mission and courageously trying something new.

    It was her special concern to bring our mission and the roots of our charism anew to life. This was tangible in her impulses which she gave in our commission “Mission and Internationality“ not least also as a result that she again and again mentioned in the discussions Bishop Ketteler and Marie de la Roche. It was a matter close to her heart to set milestones for the future of our community in this kind of spirit. She summarized this mission in the prayer for our 24th congregational chapter.

    Personally I am very grateful to Sister Myra for all she did, her selfless commitment, her kindness and human warmth and for her musical talents which she knew to use for our community.

    I am sure that her life found its fulfilment in the love of God.

    In gratitude,

    Sr. Liberata Ricker

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  5. Along with so many of you, I am saddened at the loss of Sr. Myra. I lived with her in Carrick decades ago, but we kept in touch via email, and I always appreciated not only her great musical talent and passion for meaningful liturgies, but for her theological musings and later reflections in email when she was away from Pittsburgh. She seldom forgot to send a response or thank you for an article I would find on the Church or theology or even politics and social justice. She had a deep spirituality that manifested itself in her comments and messages. I know how much she suffered at the end, and I am grateful to the Sisters in New England who cared for her so well in her last days. St. Cecelia has company in singing the praises of the God she loved.

    On Mon, Dec 27, 2021 at 10:10 AM Sisters of Divine Providence wrote:

    > cdpsisters posted: “Please leave a comment to share your thoughts and > memories of Sister Myra. ” >

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  6. Dear Michelle and Dears Sisters of Divine Providencia: accept the deep condolences from the Daugthers of the Divine Providence on death of our Sister Myra Rodgers. We pray for her eternal rest.

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  7. Dear Sr. Michele and the Sisters of the Province
    We, the Sisters of St. Joseph Province, want to express our sincere condolences on the death of Sister Myra Rodgers, the 14th Congregational Leader of the International Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence.
    We join our hearts with yours in mourning Sister Myra’s death and in celebrating her life.
    We are grateful to her for her service and whatever she had done for the Congregation.
    She will be missed by those with whom she shared life. We pray that she intercedes for the Congregation at this time. May she rest in peace of our Provident God.
    “A Providence woman is ‘all-ear’ for the self-communicating God, and because she knows herself as lovable and the recipient of divine love, she moves in freedom.” – by Sr. Myra Rodgers

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