Today is the feast of St. Agnes of Montepulciano--which was Sr. Mary Agnes' feast day--so it seems an appropriate day to remember her!
Sister Mary Agnes began her religious life in St. Catharine, Kentucky with the Dominican sisters there (now the Dominican Sisters of Peace). She entered in September 1943 and made her first profession on August 15, 1945. On June 17, 1955, Sister Mary Agnes transferred to our monastery.
Sister held many positions in our monastery, including bursar (treasurer), sub-prioress, and prioress. For many years she also worked in the Infant Jesus Guild office, answering mail and creating beautiful enrollments.
Sister loved writing letters to her family and friends--whether on a typewriter or (later) on the computer!
She came from Nebraska and always followed the Nebraska sports teams carefully.
Sr. Mary Agnes was a true community person. Here we see her pulling a raffle ticket from our large dryer in April 2012.
She had a great sense of humor and a wonderful smile!
Sister Mary Agnes on her 90th birthday
Sister Mary Agnes spent countless hours at prayer, interceding for the world. She was a lot of fun to be around, too. We miss her, but we know she has gone to God and we live in the hope that one day we will see her again!