Over many years, we have been remembering in our hearts inspirational people during the Memorial Masses. Lisl Steiner is one of our fellow believers who has supported CAFOD’s work for long time. She has shown by her works and kindness that helping impoverished children can be part of her legacy.
Every legacy is a story of a life lived, enabling a new story to begin. Legacy gifts are a sign that faith, hope and love can triumph. A gift like Lisl’s says to us that things can change; her example inspired us to believe the world can be a better place.
Lisl became Catholic in 1958 and throughout her life was always looking for ways to help those in need. This continued through the gift she left to CAFOD in her will.
When she was 15, Lisl fled to England to escape the Nazis. She hoped her parents and brother would follow, but tragically they perished in Kovno Ghetto, Lithuania. Lisl didn’t let the horror she’d experienced overcome her. Passionate about children, she became a leading figure in early childhood education.
This November CAFOD are celebrating Memorial Masses in each diocese in remembrance of all our supporters and loved ones who have passed away. Their names are in the Books of Remembrance. Join us on 4th of November at St Felix, 8 Gainsborough Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, (IP11 7HT). R.S.V.P. by 27th October to Boni and Kate Pinto (firstname.lastname@example.org).