This report comes from the Religion News Service and the Guardian. The Shakers have a place and calling within our Christian history. I marvel at the ways God calls us and enriches our life together. ~Fr. Dan
Sister Frances Carr, one of the last remaining members of the nearly extinct religious society called the Shakers, has died. She was 89.
Carr died Monday surrounded by family and friends in the dwelling house at the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, Maine after a brief battle with cancer, said Brother Arnold Hadd, one of the group’s two remaining members.
“She had a death with dignity and love,” Hadd said Tuesday. “She was surrounded by love, tears and a lot of Shaker songs.”