IN MEMORIAM

Evelyn McGovern, CSJ

March 29,1934  - March 13,2022

 evelyn good

WELCOME AND EULOGY 
Recorded Eulogy (12 minutes)

FUNERAL MASS

MEMORIES OF EVELYN


A TIME OF TRANSITION ... 

"There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven:

a time for giving birth, a time for dying; 

Our UPPER ROOM community is living through a time of transition and rebirth. With the death of Sr. Evelyn McGovern in March 2022, our communtiy members have come forward to be a supportive presence to Sr. Rosemary. We will contirubute more actively in the day to day ministry with Sr. Rosemary. She has been responding to her call-within-a-call to live a more contemplative lifestyle within her CSJ charism for over 40 years now. She and Sr. Evelyn modelled for us and passed on to us a way of life we treasure and want to nurture for ourselves and our families.               

Together we all desire to share our contemplative lifestyle and mission with any person who feels drawn to enter into this way of life with us - pray-ers, retreatants, all seekers in the spiritual journey.

In this non-monastic contemplative community there is no structured, monastic routine - only the freedom and creativity that silence and solitude open up within our beings.

Each person responds to his/her own rhythm of prayer, work, study and leisure. We live in our own homes.  


 

upper_room_community_with_elinor

 

The Upper Room community fosters your "being and becoming the person God wills you to be in nature, in grace, in glory,for time and for eternity."  

Maxim of Love 10:6, Jean-Pierre M├ędaille, SJ (founder of CSJ)

THE UPPER ROOM COMMUNITY consists of

The EMMAUS COMMUNITY of spiritual directors (12 active)

THE LITTLE DESIGN COMMUNITIES - Medaille companions (75)

and  FRIENDS AND PARTNERS in our ministry.