Remembering Sister Mary Therese

Sister Mary Therese of the Annunciation was a great sister in so many ways. We will miss her so much! Here is a brief look back at her life and times:

Sister Mary Therese entered the monastery here in Lufkin in 1947 and professed first vows on April 20, 1949. She was our first African-American sister and hopefully more will follow in her footsteps!

Sister served our community as sister in charge of the Cloistered Workshop (sewing vestments, etc.), infirmarian, cook for the chaplain, and sister in charge of guests. She also served on the Monastery Council.

 She loved roses and loved to garden.

Sister Mary Therese had a great devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and made countless Sacred Heart badges for many people. 

Sister Mary Therese celebrating her 80th birthday with special cakes!
We will have much more on Sister Mary Therese in our next issue of \”Monastery Bells\”.

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

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