Sister Wendy-Beckett-Obituary

Sister Wendy Beckett

Feb 25, 1930 – Dec 26, 2018 (Age 88)


Sister Wendy Beckett (1930 – 2018) was the unlikely star of art history documentary programs on the BBC. She died at the Carmelite Monastery in Quidenham at the age of 88. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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So happy that I have found her on You Tube. I can now share her enthusiasm and love of God and art with children and others who were not around in the nineties. I love you dear Sister Wendy.
Hamba Ghashly ?spelling a South African farewell from a South African admirer

Honestly such a legend rip my queen

I can only say that i have only listened and watched some of Sister Wendy's videos and i must say how taken i am. The shear honesty in her voice fills one with fresh insight into the persons work that she is portraying .Her love for the living God is invigorating to my soul hoping that i myself one day will reach such. I say to all mankind that her long life on this earth has made a difference and we have benefited from her insight and great study .Our life here on earth is surely short and...

Love watching your videos, wish I could have meet you in person. You have the courage of a lion and I admire you as I do Henry VIII. His dedication of the church of England is parallel to your commitment and pride to the Catholic Church. You will be missed in my European History class, but your legacy will stay strong in the documentaries. I intend to venture into the sister hood, and I will take your name in confirmation. XOXO


May the God of all comfort sustain you at this time of such great loss.

My God grant the family peace and comfort for your loss.

Oh no! Sister Wendy was one of the most delightful nuns ever. She really made art come alive. And she wasn't afraid to discuss nudes, either, and with such rich descriptions. She was a wonderful storyteller and art historian. I loved her programs and her obvious enthusiasm for the arts. It was contagious, and it felt like an adventure rather than a history lesson. Rest in peace, Sister Wendy! You deserve it.