Irish nun killed in Caribbean remembered
An Irish nun who followed her religious calling to this Caribbean island four decades ago before being beaten to death during Mass was buried on Saturday.
Mourners recalled her generous spirit and sprinkled earth from her native country on her casket.
Sr Theresa Egan was buried in a hillside shrine overlooking the port city of Castries, where six days earlier attackers stormed a Catholic church and killed her.
Earlier, more than 2000 mourners filled the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception for her funeral Mass. In that basilica last Sunday, the 73-year-old nun was slain shortly after receiving Holy Communion by men carrying torches and pieces of wood.
"It is a martyr's death," said Sister Paula Andrew, who lived with Egan in nearby St. Joseph's Convent.