On November 5, 2011, our mother, Sophie Ceranowski, left room #206 at the Sacred Heart Home for eternity. She was born April 21, 1911 and hence was over 100 years old when she died. For some nine years she received the best and most loving care anyone could have ever expected. She never would have lived so long with us without this Christian vigilance.
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you.” Our mother was weary and she found life burdensome. That all changed when she was accepted into the Sacred Heart Home. The Little Sisters of the Poor and their Staff always made you feel that their yoke was easy and their burden was light. The joy and love with which they all ministered to Sophie was very contagious. The Staff and visitors caught their sincere compassion and concern. To watch the Little Sisters and their Staff in action was to see a living example of Christ’s words, “Love one another as I love you.” May God bless all the folks at Sacred Heart Home for their Christian goodness, charity, and dedication.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Al Ceranowski
Sophie Ceranowski was the mother of two sons who became Priests of the Diocese of Toledo; Frs. Al and Gerald Ceranowski. She is remembered by all as a person full of life and outspoken in her thoughts. Sophie was a joy to have at the Sacred Heart Home. She truly enjoyed life and was always excited to greet people. Her constant faith was an example to us all on how to prepare for the everlasting life.