Commentary: Sister Pascal: A life dedicated to God and to his people

Jean H Charles LLB, MSW, JD, is a regular contributor to the opinion section of Caribbean News Now. He can be reached at

By Jean Hervé Charles

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, I attended the funeral of Sister Pascal at the beautiful and quaint chapel of the Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny in Port au Prince. The church was filled like an egg, with nuns, family, pupils and friends of Sister Pascal rendering a last homage to an extraordinary person.

Sister Pascal represented the personification of what Aristotle would characterize as a summum bonum, better than most of us and confident to each one of us. She represented also the spirit of the founding mother of the congregation, Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey, a life possessed by God through his mother the Virgin…

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