Profile Remembrances

Brother Richard Jonathan Cardarelli

As Remembered by Sirena Rivera

I met Brother Richard shortly after my split with my ex-wife, back in 1997. I needed some spiritual comfort in my life at that time, and a friend from my transgender support group in Hartford invited me to attend a Dignity Mass (even though I was only baptized a Roman Catholic and not Confirmed). The local Dignity USA congregation happened to meet at the same Quaker meetinghouse as my support group. I was instantly welcomed and made to feel right at home. Richard celebrated some of the Masses and he was there for me in a difficult period in my life. I celebrate your life, Brother Richard!

July 8, 2012