Eileen consecrating her final years to the Lord in 2012 (with Fr. Alvaro and Darren)
Eileen with her friends from her Agapito
Eileen at the Living Church Conference in the Waterfront Hall in 2012 (with David, Claire, Margaret and Geraldine)
“Jesus answered, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Lk 23:43)
On Sunday 31st July, Eileen said goodbye to her earthly home and went home to our heavenly Father.
Eileen has been with us since the community began here in Ireland. She has journeyed with us as we have grown in the spirituality of Koinonia and taken shape here in Ireland. She loved the community and was so faithful to her brothers and sisters in it. We'll always remember the day that she consecrated the final years of her life to the Lord in 2012 - a sign of her loving devotion to Jesus her Saviour and Lord.
It's never easy to say goodbye. We pray for her family and friends as they come to terms with losing their family member. We thank the Lord for the many memories we have of her, and for her friendship and prayers over the years. Eileen was a woman of hope, and Christian hope is a certain hope. As we say goodbye to Eileen, we give her over to her heavenly Father, and to Jesus who she loved so deeply on this earth. In our saying goodbye we say to Eileen to enjoy the heavenly banquet, the wedding-feast of the Lamb that has been promised to her.
We say our final slán abhaile and slán go fóill to her Wednesday at 10am in her beloved St. Oliver Plunkett's Church in Lenadoon.
The photos above show only a glimpse of Eileen's faithfulness, loyalty and compassion. She has left her fingerprints on our community and will be remembered.
God rest you Eileen, our sister and friend.