The oldest member of the French community passed away at 90 [fr]

The French Carmelite, Sister Éliane, passed away on 5 February.

Sister Éliane Thérèse of the Heart of Mary has passed away in port Moresby on 5th February at the age of 90. She entered the Carmel of Lisieux in October 1945 and was the last novice to make profession to Sister Pauline, sister of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus. She arrived in PNG in March 1955 and spent more than sixty years in this country. She became a PNG national at the time of the independence in 1975.

Le Carmel de Bomana / The Carmel in Bomana
Le Carmel de Bomana / The Carmel in Bomana
Messe de requiem au Carmel de Bomana / Requiem Mass at the Carmel in Bomana
Messe de requiem au Carmel de Bomana / Requiem Mass at the Carmel in Bomana
Messe de Requiem célébrée par le Nonce / Requiem Mass celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio
Messe de Requiem célébrée par le Nonce / Requiem Mass celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio
Messe de Requiem célébrée par le Nonce / Requiem Mass celebrated by the Nuncio
Messe de Requiem célébrée par le Nonce / Requiem Mass celebrated by the Nuncio
Homélie du Nonce / Homely delivered by the Nuncio
Homélie du Nonce / Homely delivered by the Nuncio
Inhumation au cimetière de 9 miles / Burial at 9 miles cemetery
Inhumation au cimetière de 9 miles / Burial at 9 miles cemetery
Inhumation au cimetière de 9 miles / Burial at 9 miles cemetery
Inhumation au cimetière de 9 miles / Burial at 9 miles cemetery
Inhumation au cimetière de 9 miles / Burial at 9 miles cemetery
Inhumation au cimetière de 9 miles / Burial at 9 miles cemetery
Inhumation au cimetière de 9 miles / Burial at 9 miles cemetery
Inhumation au cimetière de 9 miles / Burial at 9 miles cemetery
Sépulture, cimetière de 9 miles / Grave 9 miles cemetery
Sépulture, cimetière de 9 miles / Grave 9 miles cemetery
Cimetière / Cemetery
Cimetière / Cemetery
Cimetière / Cemetery
Cimetière / Cemetery
Carmel de Bomana, la chapelle / Carmel at Bomana, the chapel
Carmel de Bomana, la chapelle / Carmel at Bomana, the chapel
Carmel de Bomana / Bomana Carmel
Carmel de Bomana / Bomana Carmel

The Requiem Mass for Sister Éliane was celebrated at the Carmel in Bomana, where she was several time elected superior, by the Apostolic Nuncio to PNG. H.E. Most Rev. Michael Banach, in a homely partly delivered in French, paid tribute to Éliane Chariot’s exceptional destiny, emphasizing the spiritual influence of France in the region.

Apart from two bishops and numerous priests and friars, including a number of sisters from different congregations of French origin, many faithful gathered from all over the country. The loss of the oldest member of the French community is the loss of a person of character, highly appreciated for conceptions often ahead of her time. Following her wishes, Sister Éliane was buried in 9 miles general cemetery.

Last update: 10/02/2016

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