I came to know Sister Theophane when I joined a spiritual book club of which she was a leader. She had unique insights into our monthly reading. I would look forward to hearing her reflections each month. She wrote poetry and saw beauty in every facet of God's creation. She radiated the love of God by her very presence.
When she became sick and knew that she was dying, she invited her friends to a Mass in the convent, where we said our goodbyes before she returned to Illinois. At a memorial service held at St. John's, we celebrated Sister Theophane's life, which epitomized love and joy. Our book club continues many years after her death and it is called Sister Theophane's Book Club.
Sister Theophane was a member of the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary of Kankakee, Illinois.