Edith Barfoot, 30th April 1975

She embraced her suffering as a joyful Christian vocation…

Edith Barfoot

Born (1887) and lived in East Oxford, and influenced by the Cowley Fathers, Edith developed rheumatoid arthritis in her teens. She lost her mobility, her sight and her hearing and was housebound. She even lost the sensitivity by which she could read Braille but she embraced her suffering as a joyful Christian vocation and wrote about it and used her wakefulness at night as a time for intercession. The SLG sisters published her biography under the title The Witness of Edith Barfoot: The Joyful Vocation to Suffering. She died in 1975.