Tomie's beloved friend, Mother Placid, at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut, died very peacefully yesterday morning. Tomie wrote about Mother Placid in "A Regina Laudis Christmas" in CHRISTMAS REMEMBERED. He wasn't shocked by the news delivered by phone last evening (because he had been alerted to her condition several days earlier), but he was, and is, saddened. It was fortunate that he got to visit with her many times during the last few years.
Her artwork can be seen at:
Under "Current Events," click "The Transitus of Mother Placid."