Sr Raphael of the Holy Face Chandleur SJC died March 13. Her Funeral Mass was March 19. Archbishop Jason Gordon officiated. Bishop Emeritus Malcolm Galt CSSp and Fr Tom Willemsen CSSp concelebrated. Followed is an edited version of her eulogy submitted by the Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny.
Sr Raphael of the Holy Face Chandleur was born January 30, 1929 at her parents’ home at 116 Abercrombie Street, Port of Spain. Her birth was duly registered on February 11, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. She was baptised Leola Frances on February 24 at the Rosary Church, Park Street, Port of Spain.
She would, some years later be confirmed at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, by Archbishop Finbar Ryan OP,, adding the name Margaret to her two baptismal names.