Sr. Mary Annunciata of the Holy Spirit, O.P., died on February 22, 2023. She lived 66 years of profession as a Dominican, 45 of these in solemn vows. Sister first entered the Dominican Sisters of Houston, where she taught and served as principal at some of their schools. However, she began to feel her own “call within a call” and transferred to our community. Sister served our community in many and varied ways, including in the demanding roles of novice directress, sub-prioress, and prioress.
Sr. Mary Annunciata was well-known for her love for St. Therese of Lisieux and cats–the latter a characteristic she shared with the late Pope Benedict XVI. She was a deeply spiritual woman and always firm and practical. You can see Sr. Mary Annunciata in our documentary, which is on YouTube (she’s in the section on study). She celebrated her 90th birthday on August 15, 2022. We miss Sr. Mary Annunciata very much, but we take comfort in the fact that she is with God now. May you rest in peace, dear Sr. Mary Annunciata!