The famous Roman Catholic nun named Wendy Becket died on December 26th, 2018. She was 88.
Sister Wendy was famous for her dedication to prayer and soared to international stardom with iconic art documentaries on BBC. Through her critiques and appreciation for art, Sister Wendy became the most adored art critic in the world.
According to The New York Times, “Her death was confirmed by the Carmelite Monastery in Quidenham, England, where she had lived in a trailer for decades, though not as a member of the Carmelite order.” Her cause of death has not been released.
Sister Wendy Becket became an internationally known art critic after sharing her curiosity and appreciation for the famous Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam.” It wasn’t long after her reaction to art was desired by millions when BBC decided to create a show in her honor.
After more than 50 years a Catholic nun, Sister Wendy had successfully stared in three television series on the BBC. She had also written more 15 books, all of which had become international sensations.
Even after massive success, she kept her commitment to the Catholic faith and to prayer, solitude, and vows of poverty. When she wasn’t filming, she would spend her days praying for hours a day and only left the house for morning Mass.
Sister Wendy had always known that she wanted to be a nun. She joined the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur when she 16. At the time of her death, she had been a practicing nun for 72 years.
Sister Wendy wrote 25 books and appeared on international television countless countless times. Please keep her family in your prayers.