Arlington, Va., Aug 3, 2010 / 17:46 pm
Bishop of Arlington Paul Loverde has expressed his “unimaginable sadness” at a car accident which killed one Benedictine sister and severely injured two others.
The three were headed to a retreat at St. Benedict Monastery in Bristow, Virginia when they were struck by an alleged drunk driver. Sister Denise Mosier, 66, was killed in the accident while Srs. Charlotte Lange, 75, and Connie Ruth Lupton, 70, suffered severe injuries.
“I immediately went to the hospital to be with the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia who had gathered there, including their prioress, Sister Cecilia Dwyer,” Bishop Loverde said on Monday. He reported he was able to visit with Sr. Charlotte. He added that he is praying “fervently” for the sisters’ healing, as is the entire diocese.
“Our faith gives us the knowledge that the Lord is with us in all things, even in this profound sorrow,” the bishop continued. “I pray that Sister Denise, a good and faithful servant of the Lord whom I knew from Saint Benedict’s Monastery and her work with our Diocesan Sisters’ Council, has gone to her eternal reward.”