We give you thanks and praise, O God of compassion, for
the heroic witness of Constance and her companions, who,
in a time of plague and pestilence, were steadfast in their care
for the sick and dying, and loved not their own lives, even
unto death: Inspire in us a like love and commitment to those
in need, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ;
who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God,
now and for ever. Amen.
Episcopal nuns and priests who died from the epidemic:
* Sister Constance (neé Caroline Louise Darling, b. Medway, Mass., 1846), superior of the work at Memphis, headmistress of St. Mary’s School for Girls.