It is with great sadness that I share with you news of the death of our beloved Oblate, Lucy Palermino, on Saturday, October 14th, after enduring the effects of a stroke. Her extraordinary transparency of spirit, firmness of faith, and love of the Oblate community of WCCM are all reflected in the words of some of her friends, below.
All of these reflections bear witness to the tremendous impact her amazing, embracing presence had on those who knew her. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more memories and anecdotes (Lucy had a tremendous wit and was a great story-teller) in the days to come. Please share with me any of your memories that you’d like me to share with the community.
This photograph of Lucy was taken in June, 2017, in Chicago, at the first-ever US Oblate retreat. Even here she made new friends and greeted with extraordinary attention those she already knew. Given her love of our community, her presence at our first national Oblate retreat will always be a happy memory for me.
And Lucy Beck shares with us a link to a wonderful video of Lucy Palermino on YouTube: WATCH HERE