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Mother General Led Mourners To Bury One Of Their Own

Right: The Mother General outside the Mausoleum in Whitby

Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca's Mother General Ilaria Nicolardi, was on canonical visit to Canada with her Vicar General Myriam Bacareza (a Filipina) when Sister Speranza D' Alessandro passed away last January 27, 2024 at the age of 88 years old. 

Mother General Ilaria Nicolardi is on her third term as head of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca. Soon, Mother Alfonsa will be joining her in Rome as one of the members of Congregation's Council.

During the vigil at their chapel in Markham, the Mother General emerged and shook every members of the community attending the vigil and thanking each one for coming to pay our respect. She looks extremely dignified and calm. A people's person, she exudes love, gentleness and godliness. No wonder why she holds that position for long elected by the members of the Congregation. You can readily pick her from among the crowd because of her poise and stature.

At the end of the interment, she greeted and touches everyone's forehead to bless. It was a sight to behold. It takes God's will for her to radiate her spiritual being to all of us. Such is a rare moment. Mother General Ilaria Nicolardi flew back to Rome after the funeral service with her Vicar General and another sister who came with them.

Inside the Our Lady of the Assumption Mausoleum in Resurrection Cemetery in Whitby.

At Our Lady of the Assumption Mausoleum in Whitby waiting for the final service.

Watch the funeral video here for Sr. Speranza D'Alessandro:



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