Thanks, Karen Kerrigan ARCWP
Prayer Poem by Janice Sevre Duszynska ARCWP
Yes, we mourn you, Tish, our sister-priest.
I remember how you approached me
with the idea of becoming a priest..
the strength of your message...
that first homily you gave in the park in Cincinnati,
the tenderness and insight of your Units... you typed
when your fingers cooperated with your mind
How you loved to hang out with our community!
You moved through the nursing home
be-ing present to the folks there...
It didn't matter that your steps were slower.
(Alas, walker wheels don't spin fast)
Such presence at the Eucharistic table,
facility with the Word,
your natural reverence in celebrating
Christ with us! You made me smile tears, sister!
Filled with a gentle and accepting presence
how you loved being with our women priest community...
Sing your prayers again,
Tish, our sister-priest
in the Heavenly Realm
of the Communion of Saints...
a much-needed melody of Earth peace.
Debra, Irene and Rosie have been as Diane says, "her angels."
Heartfelt thanks to each of you. with love, Janice
REMEMBERING TISH RAWLES, CINCINNATI
The Women Priests Project would like to remember Tish Rawles with a video featuring some photos and a piece of the interview Giulia Bianchi did with her in 2015.
Tish passed away yesterday morning.
She was a nun in Cincinnati that was excommunicated in 2015 and dismissed from the Sisters of the Precious Blood after admitting she was secretly ordained as a priest this spring.
Sr. Letitia “Tish” Rawles was ordained by ARCWP.
Please follow this link and watch the video in HD: https://youtu.be/uCnKick7cXw