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We thought we had a lot of time.  Our friend had asked if she could join our group, a religious order of laywomen in our church.  We met in June to discuss the training and discernment period needed for a new member, and we decided we would begin the somewhat lengthy process of her induction the following January. We thought we had months to spare in our preparation for her joining us. But we were mistaken.  We did not have a lot of time. In July, she began to experience severe back pain, which her doctors attributed to the chemotherapy … Continue reading Time