Sister Helena - Sunday, January 19, 2020
Sister M. Hope Therese Angeline, O.Carm. passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19th at 1:27 a.m. at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, where she had been admitted for surgical repair of a tear in her aorta on the night of January 4th. Sr. Michelle Anne and Sr. Barbara Maloy were at her bedside when the Lord took Sr. Hope to Himself in the 8th year of her religious life and six days after her 33rd birthday.
Dianna Hope Maring was born on January 13, 1987 in East Strousburg, PA to John and Jo Ellen(nee Guba) Maring and raised in West Winfield, New York where her parents now reside. Sr. Hope entered our Congregation on February 14, 2012, and received the habit on October 1, 2012. Her First Profession was on October 4, 2014 and her fifth renewal of vows was on September 8, 2019. Sr. Hope’s first mission was Carmel Manor where she served from October 2014 until her transfer to St. Patrick’s Manor in November 2017. A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Sr. Hope was assigned to Activities, where her happy personality brought joy to the residents to whom she ministered. Though tiny in stature, she gave huge hugs to one and all. A wiz at Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, Sr. Hope also loved to knit. More importantly, her purity of heart and love of the Lord flowed out from her in many ways, perhaps most evident by the depth and beauty of her poetry and other writings. In her beautiful reflection entitled My Thoughts on Joy Sr. Hope wrote: Joy comes from seeing everything as blessing, even suffering. No suffering lasts forever. God’s will and ultimate plan is for all of us to be happy in heaven with him.
Rest in peace, Sr. Mary Hope Therese Angeline. Like your patron, St. Therese, you were only in Carmel a few brief years, but the impact of your love of Christ and your vocation will stay with us forever. You will always be remembered with great love and affection.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. -
Holy Family Chapel - St. Patrick’s Manor
BURIAL: Friday, January 24, 20202:00 p.m.
Queen of Carmel Cemetery - St. Teresa’s Motherhouse - Germantown, NY 12526