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Dominican Sister of Peace Blaise Flynn, OP 

Dominican Sister of Peace Blaise Flynn, OP 

Dominican Sister of Peace Mary Blaise (Kathleen) Flynn, OP (78), a native of Rochester, New York, died on September 14, 2023, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, Kentucky.

Blaise was born to Margaret McCullough and William J. Flynn on May 12, 1945. A Dominican for 57 years, she entered the congregation in 1964 and made Profession in 1966.

Sr. Blaise earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art/Theology from Siena College (Memphis, TN) and a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Fordham University (Bronx, NY).

She ministered as a teacher, Head of the Religion Department, and Regional Coordinator of the Western Region for three years for the former Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine, St. Catharine, KY. Sister devoted many years to the cause dearest to her heart – ending homelessness.

For more than 20 years, she served as Administrator of Programs for Women and Children, and then as Case Manager at Pine Street Inn in Boston, MA. Pine Street Inn is the largest resource for homeless men and women in the New England area.

In her ministries and personal life, she was a gatherer of people.

In her preaching at the funeral, Sr. Joye Gros, OP, said: “Blaise was a master of the art of Visitation. In her many ministries, her desire was to call forth the best in people and help others see the life that was within them.”

Sr. Blaise is survived by three sisters: Jean Flynn (Illinois), Margaret Flynn Myers (New York), Carole Korupp (North Carolina) and three brothers: Richard Flynn (New York), James Flynn (New York), and Thomas Flynn (Pennsylvania) and several nieces and nephews.

A cremains visitation took place on Wednesday, September 20, at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel. The funeral followed on Thursday, September 21, at Sansbury Care Center Chapel. Burial is in the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Blaise’s memory may be submitted securely online or sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr, Columbus, OH 43219.  

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