Neila Todd, a Tertiary of Carmel (lay Carmelite) looks at the life of the foundress of the Corpus Christi Carmelites as the Congregation marks another anniversary of her death.
“To know her is to love her” are words excerpted from the countless letters and telegrams which were received at the Corpus Christi Carmelite Convent, Belmont Circular Road, following the death of its Foundress, Mother Mary Ellerker of the Blessed Sacrament, O Carm.
Expressions of sympathy had come from a diverse array of persons. The word ‘love’ had been her final, vocal exhortation to those who had been privileged to be at her death bed. The 71st memorial anniversary this year (January 11, 1949) triggers a reflection on the life and times of this phenomenal woman.