was a native of Arizona, and was consecrated in 2002.
This past August, she discerned that God was no longer
calling her to the consecrated life, and took a job
at a school in Mexico City. She passed
away on Tuesday night, following a brief illness.
Renee Pomarico, a
consecrated member who worked with Erin in Rhode Island, shares
a tribute to her friend and companion.
Today, November 13 2012,
a dearly beloved friend, sister, and companion has gone to
the Father’s house. Erin Bellefeuille was a compassionate friend, who
constantly showed interest in the needs of others. She lived
her life with sincerity and joy, prayerfully seeking to please
the heavenly Father.
I remember Erin as someone I could always
rely on. We had fun moments together and moments of
deep sharing. I remember how she would send early birthday
messages the day before my birthday, which would surprise me
and touch me deeply. I always knew that she would
be a friend forever, but I didn’t know that I
would be able to pray to her so soon to
ask her to intercede for us here below!
Erin was a person
who had totally surrendered herself to God. She was already
his because she had given everything over to him. Her
life was a constant preparation for this definitive meeting with
God the Father, who is holding Erin now in is
She loved her family tremendously and prayed for them
always - her parents and her brothers were foremost in
her heart. We assure the Bellefeuille family of our heartfelt
prayers and condolences.
On the feast of St. Teresa of Avila,
Erin sent an email to her friends with the words
of St. Teresa:
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God
-- St. Teresa of Avila