Belina Elizabeth, Sacred Hearts teacher passes on, 1894.

A Catholic Nun Dies.

At 9 o’clock in the evening on this past Sunday, the 8th, Sister Belina Elizabeth, one of the Nuns [Viligine] at Sacred Hearts girls’ school, at 58 years old. It was thirty or more years ago that she first landed here amongst us, and there have been numerous Hawaiian girls who were taught by her and who have become mothers today. And many of those early students of hers came to see her cold, clammy [i am sure there is a much better image for “koou”!] remains in the morning of the following Monday, and that evening, her funeral was held, and at the Koula Cemetery she was no more to be seen, accompanied by the students of the school. For many months she was ill with pains in her hip, and she was taken around on a wheelchair [noho huila]. She was born in Persia [Perusia] on the 8th of December, 1835. She was greatly beloved by the students, and by the Hawaiians who knew her and were close to her.

(Makaainana, 4/16/1894, p. 1)

He Virigine Katolika i Make.

Ka Makaainana, Buke I—-Ano Hou, Helu 16, Aoao 1. Aperila 16, 1894.

 

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