But what I really want to tell about Paula is how she cared for Irene during Irene's final fading long months due to dementia. Paula constantly cared for Irene, boosted Irene, took Irene on outings, and gave Irene the best life and best love possible under the circumstances. And, of course, Paula prayed with her and over her as Irene's days grew short. It was in this sister-to-sister relationship that Paula most tirelessly and faithfully lived out her vocation--not in some globally remote location but right here "at home" with her close comrade-in-heart. After nearly 50 years as a Holy Cross sister, Paula--for me--represents all that is good and true and beauty-full, full of God's love, as a vowed woman religious. She also has a hoot of a sense of humor!