Sr. Marcy Romine was a Franciscan Sister of Our Lady of Perpetual Help for some 47 years before passing away in 2017 from complications with diabetes. Sister Marcy had a warm welcoming spirit and greeted people wherever she encountered them offering them a big smile, an open heart and a big hug to let them know they were loved. Sister Marcy's minister general said of her, "One of the primary ways she revealed the face of Christ was the same way Jesus did. She gathered people, shared storied and broke bread. She created Eucharist with each person. She heard and respected each person’s story. No wonder she loved New Orleans – so known for its good food, good people and good celebration." In the 90s and up until 2002, Sr. Marcy served at Project Lazarus, a hospice for those living with AIDS. It was there that she ministered and ushered many from life into death. Marcy passed away on St. Valentine's Day. Sister Marcy once said in an interview, “My role is that of companion, of presence, in the arena of sorrow. I’ve learned that dying isn’t the worst thing that can happen, the long agony is. It is my faith that gives me the vision to know I will see this person “on the other side” and he or she will welcome me when it’s my turn. In my life’s journey I’ve realized that I’ve come to a fuller understanding of faith, hope and love as a result of my relationships with the genuine people to whom I’ve ministered, who’ve taught me a lot in the face of rejection and death.” She lived this compassion and generosity at CrescentCare with all the patients and the staff. CrescentCare is now looking to honor Sr. Marcy in our new facility by naming our reception area in her honor. We are trying to raise $500,000 to make this a reality! Your donation will allow Sister Marcy's welcoming spirit to live on at CrescentCare in New Orleans. Sr. Marcy was always "a woman for others." Let us remember Sr. Marcy and her kindness with a permanent memorial at CrescentCare. Your donation will be recognized in our new facility on a plaque of donors. For larger donations contact Rodney Thoulion at 504-821-2601, ext 203.