Mourning the death of Sr. Francesca Ledderboge OP.
"Everlasting life of life,
You are the one;
You are the Word;
Let there be life.“ Hildegarde of Bingen
Sr. Francesca entered the Congregation at Neustadt in 1963. She made First Profession on 5 May 1966 in Neustadt and Final Profession in 1970 at Oakford, South Africa.
In keeping with her call as a Dominican, Sr Francesca loved studying. She obtained Certificates in Bookkeeping, in Marital and Family Counselling, and in Play Therapy, a Diploma in Theology, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She had numerous papers published and wrote some poetry.
She spent twelve years in Oakford teaching at “St Xavier’s School”. During her years at St. Xavier’s she taught catechism to the children in Redcliff who belonged to the Verulam Parish. She was often touched by the poverty of the families and tried all she could to help them. She gave particular attention to a single mother of seven who struggled to house, feed, clothe and educate her children. Today these children have good professions. They had kept contact with Sr Francesca, showing their gratitude for the care she gave to them all those years ago.
Read more in the obituary.