Very Sad News

From Fr. Brent, “It is with a heavy heart that I pass on news about one of our own:  Mary Semler died this morning.  It has been a long and hard year for Mary and her family, but in the end, she died as she hoped she would, that is at and in peace.”

Give to the departed eternal rest, and may light perpetual shine upon them.

Long time members know that Mary Semler is with us every time we knee at St. Francis by the Sea. Our kneelers were a major ministry for Mary even when she could no longer attend physically. Not long before CoVid-19 reared its ugly head Ruth Billings and I (Bob Publicover) visited with Mary at her home in Brooklin, Maine. She graciously agreed to help us create a living-history-video of the kneeler story.

Mary Semler on the St. Francis by the Sea beautiful kneelers!

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