Bendur Mangalore,15 September2018:Sr M Monthilita BS (65) nee Hilda D’Souza of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, Mangalore, passed away on Friday14thSeptember 2018 at Concetta Hospital, Kinnigoli. She is the member of Mary Queen Convent, Karkal, of Mangalore Province. She hails from Omzoor, D.K District and is the daughter of late MrRosario D’Souza and late MrsAlice D’souza.Her funeral rites will be held at Christ King Church,Karkal at 3.30 pm,on 16th September 2018.

Sr Monthilita served as a teacher in many of our schools in Mangalore Province.  After her retirement from teaching service she involved herself in the pastoral activitieslike teaching catechism, visiting the families, attending BCC meetings, visiting the sick etc. She used to spend long hours in personal prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. She was a loving sister, known for her simplicity, joviality and contentment in life. She was good at gardening, composing songs, arranging flower vases, singing and a lover of nature.

She enjoyed good health for many years.  For the past few years she suffered from diabetes. She was often admitted for the treatment of abscesson her body. Two days ago on 13th September she had been admitted to Concetta Hospital, Kinnigoly for treatment as per the advice of the Provincial Superior during her visitation programme to the community.Though her condition remained stable, all of a sudden at 9.30 p.m. on 14.09.2018she collapsed with cardiac arrest and breathed her last in the presence of Sr (Dr) Jeevitha, Sr Jyothsna and other hospital staff. Sr Carmencita, her community member, was beside her all through the treatment during her hospitalisation. She was visited by the Provincial Superior at 3.30pm on the same day to enquire about her health.

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord,Let perpetual light shine on her.May her soul rest in peace

(Sr Cicilia Mendonca BS)
 Provincial Superior

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