The most unlikely of TV stars, Sister Wendy Beckett passed away on December 26 at age 88. She came to fame for starring in BBC documentaries on art in the nineties. A brilliant woman, JRR Tolkien attempted to talk her into staying at Oxford after she received a congratulatory first class honors degree in English literature at Saint Anne’s College, an offer she politely declined. She was always first and foremost a religious. Her art commentaries are typified by brilliance, insight and gentle wit. The world is poorer for her absence. May she now be enjoying the Beatific Vision.