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Giving thanks ….for the life of Sister Wendy Beckett

These 12 days of Christmas I’ve  been enjoying Sister Wendy on the Art of Christmas.  It was a bit of a shock this morning to read that she died this week, on December 26, 2018, at 88 years of age.

Sister Wendy on the Art of Christmas by Sister Wendy Beckett

Sister Wendy was a Carmelite nun, art critic and popular television host who ably shared her gifts with the world.  Click here and here for brief reports from the BBC and CBC.

Whether or not you are familiar with Sister Wendy, I highly recommend this Desert Island Discs podcast (available here.)    (If you don’t know Desert Island Discs, you’re in for another treat.  It’s a BBC production with a very appealing combination of music,  conversation and  interesting personalities….not such a bad way to spend some time during these days of Christmas.)