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Denise Mitchum

Forty-seven days after her death while on pilgrimage to our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, Mexico, Denise Mitchum was laid to rest.

On June 25, fellow pilgrims, wearing the blue scarves that identified us in Mexico, gathered at St Anthony’s Church, Point Fortin, to say farewell to our sister. Although the pilgrimage had ended on May 15, some of us would have felt that it was not truly over, as we had left one of ours behind.

Most of us did not get to know Denise during the few days she was with us in Mexico, but we certainly learnt a lot about her from her friends and family during the funeral service—her profound commitment to the Church, her community and her family, and particularly, her devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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