Remembering Sister Mary Catherine

Sister Mary Catherine de Ricci of the Immaculate Heart was a remarkable sister and we will all miss her a lot. Here is a very brief retrospective of her life and times.

Sr. Mary Catherine entered the monastery on August 4, 1946. She made her first vows on August 15, 1948.

Sr. Mary Catherine served the community as printer, secretary, head of the Infant Jesus Guild, directress of novices, subprioress, and librarian.

Sister also served as first President of the Conference of Dominican Nuns in the USA (the forerunner of our present Association of Monasteries of Nuns of the Order of Preachers in the USA).

Sister will be remembered for her beautiful smile.

Sr. Mary Catherine celebrating her 60th Jubilee!

We will have more about Sr. Mary Catherine in our next issue of our newsletter,  Monastery Bells. 

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your Sr. Mary Catherine. May she rest in peace with her beloved Lord and Savior
    Rosanne Hughes

  2. Thank you for this beautiful tribute for Sr. Mary Catherine. Beautiful pictures. We will miss her and all of you.

    Blanche Iglesias


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