SISTER CHRISTINE STEPHENS PASSED AWAY ON JULY 18, 2019: BRILLIANT, POWERFUL, BELOVED. SHE ORGANIZED FOR A MORE JUST WORLD WITH HEART, ANGER AND SMARTS. WE MOURN HER LOSS AND CELEBRATE HER EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
IAF Organizer Broderick Bagert on Sr. Christine:
We got word yesterday that Sister Christine Stephens has died from complications from a head injury.
She was a colleague, a mentor, a sparring partner and -- though the official record may never reflect it -- one of the greatest organizers in the history of the tradition.
"They live on in others" often seem like mere comfort words, among the arsenal of phrases we keep around to employ at times of loss.
Today, those words seem like an empirical description of reality.
In my work and training, I cannot go 5 minutes without hearing, as the originating voice of my own voice in that moment, the lilting drawl of Sister Christine -- as full of life there as it was a week ago.
But how I will miss that voice.
Sisters of Divine Providence in Sister Christine Stephens from March 22, 2016 - "Training and Developing Leaders"