Sr. M. Carolyn Englum

Sr. M. Carolyn Englum, OP

Sister Mary Carolyn Englum, OP, died peacefully this afternoon. The one who filled so many lives with music surely is sharing her perfect pitch with the heavenly choirs now. Rest in peace, our dear sister!

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Gathering: 3:00 pm

Visitation: 3:30 pm to 6:15 pm

Vigil Service with Preaching: 4:30 pm

Dinner: 5:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial: 6:30 pm

Reception in Dining Room: following Mass


Friday, October 30, 2015

Daily Eucharist: 9:15 am

MP-Office for the Dead: 10:30 am

Rememberings, Final Commendations, Burial

Dinner:  Noon

Office for the Dead: 5:00 pm


“My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul. Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn!” Psalm 108

Sr. M. Carolyn Englum, OP playing The God of Abraham Praise, a setting by Michael Burkhardt.

Sr. M. Carolyn Englum, OP was the organist for the Springfield Dominican Motherhouse since 1968.



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  1. Theresa Hepp Alfredson

    Sr. Mary Carolyn was my afternoon 3rd grade teacher at Holy Angels School and we reconnected later while she taught at Rosary High School. She was an amazing talent and choir director, able to monitor the movements of the priest behind her on the altar during Mass, pre Vatican II, using a mirror on the organ. All of us knew to avoid jarring the mirror for fear of obstructing her view and timing. God bless her and grant her eternal peace.

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