November 03, 2023
our community was struck twice with sadness.
On Monday, October 9th, Ralph Singer, the Father of
Br. Marty Singer passed away at Sacred Heart Hospice
in Troy at the age of 89. By his side was his
granddaughter and Br. Marty as they recited the
Rosary of Our Lady. The following day, Br.
Antony Maldonado (the Superior of Holy Face
Monastery) was informed that his older sister, Maria
de Lourdes Sanchez died in the afternoon after
suffering complications from Lupus at a hospital in
Puerto Rico. The funeral for Ralph Singer was
celebrated at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Utica
and was well attended by family, friends and members
of our community. To attend the Liturgy for
his sister, Br. Antony travelled to Puerto Rico to
join her loved ones at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
in Bayanon on October 15th to comfort one another
and celebrate the gift of her life.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Ralph and
Maria de Lourdes as well as the Holy Spiritís
comfort and strength for their families!