BY SR. HELLEN CHEPKURUI KOSKEI, CCVI
I vividly remember Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 when I got the sad news of the demise of Sr. Placidus, news which has tears rolling down my cheeks till this day.
Sr. Placidus you were faithful, dedicated, committed; the list is endless. You slept peacefully in your sleep. What do I say? Holding your Rosary in your hand? It means you proceeded to the heavenly home while reciting the Rosary? What a joy!
It is hard to believe that the Angels carried you home at a time I least expected. I am still trying to come to terms with your passing on, Sr. Placidus. For the last few months I have been praying for your healing, I was sure we will meet again.
I will always remember the last words you spoke to me while I was there: “Hellen I will pray for you”, “Even if I die, don’t look for another prayer companion.” These words give me assurance, hope and peace in my heart. They make me constantly utter these words, ‘my angel who is in heaven is watching over me’.
I am left cherishing the memories we shared. I will emulate your life of prayer. Every day, I hear you whisper to me: ‘Hellen as I sit in heaven and watch over you every day, I try to let you know I never went away. I hear you. Know that heaven is truly beautiful. To your family, CCVIs, and all your friends, may God give all of us strength during this time. Rest well Sister Placidus, till we meet again. I will indeed miss you. Be assured of my prayers.
ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO THE SOUL OF SISTER PLACIDUS, O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HER, MAY SHE REST IN PEACE. AMEN.