Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Passing of a Woman of God

I was very sad to hear of the passing of Helen Hull Hitchcock, the indefatigable foundress of Women for Faith and Family and one of the founders of Adoremus, which has done so much great work for the Liturgy, particularly the implementation of Liturgiam Authenticam.

Helen was very kind to me personally, and to a number of my friends as well. She was one of those wonderful people who look for opportunities to mentor and foster others' work. One time, when I was doing coursework in Rome and my mail kept being misdirected, she sent along extra mailings, twice, after her first two packages went astray, cheerfully and with a good-humored sense of the unpredictability of the Eternal City.

Regarding this Forum, every once in a while I would receive an email from her, adding her insights to the discussions on these pages.

Her work and goodness will be missed, and I am sorry to know she is not among us any more in the same way.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat eis, cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es.