By Neila Todd
Servant of God, Mother Mary Ellerker of the Blessed Sacrament, O Carm made her transition from this life on January 11, 1949 at the Mother House of the Corpus Christi Carmelites on Belmont Circular Road, Belmont. Her spiritual daughters who were privileged to have been present at her bedside had witnessed a most extraordinary experience.
Their grief at the passing of their foundress was suffused with the joy of knowing that her mortal pains had ended. But equally inexplicable was her appearance after death. The unanimous report was the physical phenomenon in her appearance, the odour of sanctity.