“A woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.” — Proverbs 31:30-31
Below is a tribute article that appeared in the Catholic Student Union @ FSU newsletter. It shares the story of a dear friend of mine, Ellen Murphy, whom my wife and I greatly admire and cherish as a dear friend. To me she is, as I said once before in this Blog, a marvelous blend of St. Edith Stein and Bon Qui Qui. You have to meet her to get this. She’s a character to the core, lover of God, a brilliant intellect, quotable sage, a hard “Joizey” realist, a diligent laborer, an amazing mother, grandmother and spiritual mother to countless people. And if you ask her a question, be certain you are ready for an honest answer. Oy vey! Mashugana!
And as she hates being fussed over, she’ll be mad at me for this post. Too bad.
Though the article below shares her decade of service to the Catholic Student Union at Florida State, her fruitful service to the Church extends far back into history (in no way implying, though, that she is ancient or anything like that). ‘Attiq Yomin.
Ellen, I ask God’s blessings on you! Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, she’heheyanu v’kiy’manu v’higi’anu la’z’man ha’ze.
As one of my goals in this Blog is to share the wisdom and witness of others, let me let this light shine for you today.