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Alan Burns

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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #150 on: July 23, 2017, 05:57:47 PM »
Another message from Andrew:

Dear Friends,

This evening at 8:00pm, our parish St Benedict's in Ampleforth will be holding a Prayer Vigil and Adoration for Becky and Lucinda Hewitt, whose baby is due to be born on Monday. Becky and Lucinda are great friends and will be praying for each other as they each celebrate a birth and a Resurrection. All are welcome.

We've received so many wonderful messages and cards each with lovely memories of my beautiful Becky, thank you. This morning after Mass I received one more. It was from Becky's former deputy Headmaster at Newlands FCJ school. He described Becky in the following way:-

To Becky’s family,
It was with great sadness that I heard of the death of Becky after such a long illness. In 40yrs of teaching there are not many individuals
one remembers at my age, but Becky was one of the most memorable. There is little I remember about her academic achievements, but
her personality and character have remained with me. Her ability to radiate care, concern and friendliness to all, was such a feature of her
impact upon the school. Her enthusiasm and involvement with pupils and staff alike she achieved without compromising her individuality,
she was indeed the perfect or at least the most one could ever come to this.

Our prayers and thoughts are with all off Becky’s family and friends.

Denis Couhig
Deputy Head Newlands F C J 1974-1991

In Christ
Andrew
The truth will set you free  - John 8:32
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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #151 on: July 25, 2017, 07:28:49 AM »
    based on Psalm 121

I lift my eyes
to the quiet hills
in the press of a busy day;
   as green hills stand
   in a dusty land
so God is my strength and stay.

I lift my eyes
to the quiet hills
to a calm that is mine to share;
   secure and still
   in the Father's will
and kept by the Father's care.

I lift my eyes
to the quiet hills
with a prayer as I turn to sleep;
   by day, by night,
   through the dark and light
my Shepherd will guard his sheep.

I lift my eyes
to the quiet hills
and my heart to the Father's throne;
   in all my ways
    to the end of days
the Lord will preserve his own.


Remembering you and Beckys family. I felt this was laid on my heart and wanted to share. You are all in the Fathers Care. x
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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #152 on: July 26, 2017, 12:06:24 PM »
Yesterday we attended a truly joyful service at a packed Ampleforth Abbey to celebrate Becky's wonderful life and her journey to Heaven.  Masses in memory of Becky were also celebrated yesterday in the USA, Spain, Ireland and Rome.  Becky touched and inspired the lives of many people during her short life.

We also heard that Becky's close friend, Lucinda, (whose daughter Mariana died aged just 3 a few years ago) has just given birth to a new baby daughter!  Lucinda's husband gave a lovely eulogy for Becky at yesterday's service, and said Becky and Mariana will be rejoicing in Heaven at this wonderful news.

Rest in peace, Becky, and keep us all in your prayers.
The truth will set you free  - John 8:32
Truth is not an abstraction, but a person - Edith Stein
Free Will is the highest truth about humanity - GK Chesterton

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Re: Urgent prayers for my friend Becky Laird
« Reply #153 on: July 27, 2017, 08:01:06 PM »
Hello Alan, Sorry to hear the news of your friend Becky but happy for her and her family to know she is now at peace. What a brave and courageous woman she was.... quite an inspiration.

God Bless, and take care..
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Becky's prayer card
« Reply #154 on: July 29, 2017, 03:58:20 PM »
Here is the image of Becky's prayer card

https://www.flickr.com/photos/135283340@N03/35437014993/in/dateposted-public/

The words "I'm a daughter of God, all is well" were spoken by Becky just before her operation two years ago.
The truth will set you free  - John 8:32
Truth is not an abstraction, but a person - Edith Stein
Free Will is the highest truth about humanity - GK Chesterton