In Memoriam


Sister Clarice Moyle, OP (Mary Cyprian)

(1934-2021)

There’s a beautiful quote from the ancient Greek statesman Pericles that is found on many tombstones which says, “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

We are gathered in this sacred space today to honor and recognize our sister Clarice Moyle and her many gifts, gifts which are now woven as beautiful threads into our lives and the lives of her beloved family and dear friends …

These paragraphs began Sister Rosemary Finnegan’s homily for the funeral of Sister Clarice Moyle, a “valiant woman” in the mold of the one described in the famous reading from Proverbs 31, the funeral Mass’s first reading.

Clarice Marie Moyle was born on October 18, 1934, in Jacksonville, Florida, to James and Mary (Ohmer) Moyle. She was the second of the couple’s two children, born nine years after her sister, Grace.

Read more about Sister Clarice (PDF)

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. 

 

Sister's Prayer Card (PDF)

Vigil for Sister Clarice

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Worship Aid (PDF)


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Funeral for Sister Clarice

Worship Aid (PDF)


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Avatar  Carmelina Depasquale Punzi last monthReply

Clarice was my best friend at St. Paul's High School in Jacksonville, Fl., and we remained friends throughout the years. Even though we both moved quite a bit, we stayed in touch and we were looking forward to seeing each other again late this summer when I moved back to Florida. However, the Good Lord had other plans for Clarice, and she is now in a far better place. Memories of our friendship will stay with me forever, and she will always be remembered in my prayers. My deepest sympathy to her remaining family. RIP



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