80 years a nun: My aunt prepared for her final journey with love and hope

When I was a child, unencumbered by the laws of abbreviation, I wrote letters to my aunt, a Catholic nun, and addressed them to "St. Elizabeth."

She thanked me for the promotion, but said she was not in the running for sainthood.

I have always had my doubts.

On Thursday morning in a nursing home in Framingham, Mass.,  she died at 97, at peace with the world and ready to meet her God.

She was my mother's only sister, born Margaret Costello on Dec. 29, 1919, on the West Side of Manhattan....

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