As we pray this Christmas season, we give thanks for Sister Margaret Carney’s ongoing recovery from cancer.

ST. BONAVENTURE — Sister Margaret Carney chatted on her couch Thursday afternoon, fatigued but otherwise feeling fine while sheltered from the lake-effect snowstorm outside.

The 75-year-old president emeritus of St. Bonaventure University is thankful for getting cancer when she did — shortly after she had announced in January she would step down in the summer. Early transition efforts toward a new presidency had already begun.

Did God orchestrate it that way?

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