Witness to Love

“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.

Helen

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7 comments on “Witness to Love

  1. jwatson313 says:

    Didn’t Marisa go to FSU? I wonder if she knew this woman.

    On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 1:23 AM, Neal Obstat Theological Opining wrote:

    > Thomas J. Neal, Ph.D. posted: “”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 > stor”

  2. Rosary Maker says:

    “she’ll be mad at me for this post” – indeed she will not be pleased – but then again, how many saints did not like having attention drawn in their direction only for fear of having the focus shift away from Christ. Never fear, Ellen, it is Christ who shines within you. Thank you for teaching us about Our Lady and her Son.

  3. Tony M says:

    Amen! Don’t be fooled by the witness of all these young women in the article… Ellen has certainly been a beacon of motherly care to young goyim men as well.

    Now where’s my sweater?!

  4. Br Patrick says:

    Amen. She comes from the nearly perfect state of New Jersey! The Brothers love her dearly!

  5. Evie says:

    I miss Ellen!!!!!! I loved the article and I have many a fond memory of her love, her smile and kindness toward all us crazy kids way back when. Thank you “Mom” for all your help and care! Those of us all grown and out in the world miss you a bunch. May the Lord bless you and keep you always!

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