Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Monday, July 7, 2014

Remembering Sister Mary Lucy

Sister Mary Lucy of the Incarnation, OP entered the Monastery in 1950 and made her first profession on July 2, 1952. She was professed 62 years.


Sister was an accomplished musician. She played the organ and piano, but especially loved the violin! Before her entrance, she played the violin with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. (That's Austin, the capital of Texas--as she loved to tell us!) 

Sister held a variety of duties around the Monastery, including librarian, infirmarian, maintenance, and bursar (in charge of paying bills, etc.) Sister was an especially dedicated worker who came to work in the Guild (her last assignment) until shortly before her death.

Sister was born on the 4th of July--Independence Day in the United States--and missed celebrating her 90th birthday by one day. She was very witty and had a great sense of humor, taking inspiration from everything around her to make little jokes.

Sister was a true community person, who loved the Dominican life and lived it to the full. She loved our life of common prayer, and also spent a lot of private time at adoration. We miss you so much, Sister Mary Lucy!

Eternal rest grant to her, O Lord, 
And let perpetual light shine upon her!

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