Parents are gifts from God, and godparents are gifts of the church.
Together with my parents, my godparents were a gift and a blessing from God. They were persons of deep and living faith. Today I remember my godmother, who was called from this life two years ago to enter into her eternal reward.
She was known to everyone as “Dottie”. As a person of deep faith, she saw every situation through faith and entered into every experience with complete trust in God, seeking His will.
It was faith and prayer that moved her in life. She became the mother of a bishop.
She understood well the value of the Holy Mass. Distance did not deter her.
From Lunawa or Katukurunda, she would travel to St. Sebastian’s Church, Moratuwa for daily morning mass. She and her husband drew strength from God to bring up her children to love God. She told me often: “I pray daily a rosary for the three of you [her bishop son and her two godchildren].”
She rendered service quietly, distributing Roman Catholic literature to help others in their faith.
On this, the second anniversary of her death, may God grant her the fullness of life with Him in His kingdom.
By Rev. Sister Nimal Perera