Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Mary Hoguet

Dominican Sister of Peace Mary Hoguet

Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Mary Immaculata Hoguet, 99, died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH, on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Sister Mary was born Mary Rita in 1922 in Lansdowne, PA, to Mary Elizabeth McWilliams and Francis Hoguet.

She entered the community in 1941, made first profession in 1944, and took her final vows as a Dominican Sister in 1947. Sister Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Dayton and her CPE certification from the University of Michigan Hospital. Always interested in improving her ability to minister effectively, she also took courses in clinical pastoral education, psychopathology, and spiritual direction.

Sister Mary followed the Dominican tradition of itinerancy through her long religious life, which began with her ministry as an educator in Cuba, New Jersey, and New York. She served as Assistant Director of Novices at St. Catherine Hall and as Coordinator of the Dominican Retreat Center, both in Elkins Park, PA.

During her post at El Centro in Miami, FL, she assisted incoming Cuban refugees who were fleeing the Castro regime. She also ministered in retreat work in New York and Pennsylvania and served as a hospital chaplain in Michigan and Florida.

Sr. Mary entered a ministry of prayer and presence at Mohun Care Center in Columbus, OH, in 2014.  She enjoyed music, drawing, reading, needlepoint, puzzles, and even ping pong, but her focus was always on the wellbeing of those around her.

In her preaching at Sr. Mary’s funeral, Sr. Anne Lythgoe, OP, remembered Sr. Mary fondly. “Mary was a serious person who, in whatever she encountered, would do it right and well. She prepared well for her ministry and felt called by God throughout her life. She expressed it that way. A continuing call from one mission to another, freely taken up because Mary knew in her deepest self that God’s grace would be with her.  No matter what hardships would come her way, Mary was in tune with this sense of God’s invitation to respond to the next season of life, the next movement of the Spirit. and she felt confident, justified in her choices,” Sr. Anne recalled.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Mary Elizabeth McWilliams Hoguet, her brothers, Francis, Eugene and George and her sisters, Jane, and Anne Hoguet. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial at St. Joseph Cemetery were held privately on November 17, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Madeleine McCune

Dominican Sister of Peace Madeleine McCune

Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Madeleine Louise (Mary Gloria) McCune, 98, died on October 18, 2020, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, Kentucky.

Born in 1922, Sister Madeleine was one of the three children of Louise Queriallo and Frank McCune.

Sister Madeleine entered the community in 1940, made first profession in 1942 and took her final vows in 1945. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies/Education from Siena College, Memphis, TN, in 1960.

Sister ministered as a teacher and Principal for nearly 60 years, serving in Chicago, Omaha and Hastings, NE, and her hometown of Memphis, TN. She took pride in her ministry as both a teacher and administrator, and once told the pastor at Saint Anne School in Memphis that “the ‘e’ at the end of St. Anne’s name stands for excellence.”

When she could no longer serve full time, Sister Madeleine continued to teach part time as a tutor at Madonna Learning Center, a learning facility for children and young adults with special needs and their families.

Beginning in 2012, Sister Madeleine began her ministry of prayer and presence at the Sansbury car Center in St. Catharine, KY.

The late Sr. Elaine DesRosiers, OP, in her preaching at Sr. Madeleine’s funeral, remembered her as a “gracious Southern Lady” who “left the light on for many people.” She remembers that Sr. Madeleine was especially welcoming and hospitable to the members of the Board of St. Agnes/St. Dominic when they visited Memphis for Board meetings.

Sister was preceded in death by one brother, Louis.  She is survived by one brother Frank, six nieces and their many offspring.

A private funeral Mass was held on October 21, in Sansbury Care Center Chapel, St. Catharine, KY, with burial following in the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.

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Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Edith Hauser

Sr. Edith Hauser

Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Edith (Mary Louise) Hauser, 93, died on October 30, 2020, at the Dominican Sisters of Peace convent infirmary, in Great Bend, KS.

Sister Edith was born in Saint Leo, Kansas in 1927 to Mary Schnittker and Edward Hauser. One of eight children, she became accustomed to living in community at an early age.

Like her sister Amadea, Edith entered religious life. She became a postulant in 1944, made first profession in 1946 and took final vows in 1952. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Education from St. Mary College in Leavenworth, KS.

For sixty years she ministered as a teacher and principal, often holding both positions at the same time, in Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. She loved shaping the hearts of her young students and commented in her personal annals that “After teaching 60 years I like to hear good things about my former pupils – their concern for the less fortunate, the professional jobs they hold, their good Christian lives as parents, teachers, doctors, etc. They give their Catholic education as the starting point.”

Sr. Edith served the Congregation as a member of the General Council for four years, and later ministered as sacristan and community volunteer.

In her preaching at the Funeral Mass, Sr. Renee Dreiling remembered Sr. Edith as one who “loved Dominican life and the blending together of study, prayer, preaching and action. After our June retreat,” Sr. Renee said, “I heard her say, ‘Well of course the preaching was great – they are good Dominicans!’”

Sister Edith was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and three sisters.  She is survived by one sister, Angela Scantlin, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

A Vigil of Remembrance was held on November 1 and the Mass of Christian Burial was held on November 2, both at the Dominican Chapel of the Plains at the Great Bend Motherhouse. Sr. Edith was buried at Resurrection Cemetery.

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Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Ann Bernadine Shaw

Dominican Sister of Peace Ann Bernadine Shaw

Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Ann Bernadine Shaw, 83, died on September 8, 2020, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, Kentucky.

Born April 8, 1937, to Margaret Sheehan and Phillip Shaw, Sr. Ann Bernadine grew up in Charlestown, MA, with seven siblings.

Sr. Ann Bernadine earned a Bachelor of Arts in History/Social Science from Regis College in Weston, MA, and a Master of Arts in history from Salem State in Salem, MA. She also expanded her knowledge with courses at St. Stephen’s in Dover, Fairfield University, and Boston State Hospital.

Ann Bernardine entered the community in 1955, made first profession in 1957, and took her final vows in 1959. She served God’s church and God’s people as a consecrated religious for nearly 65 years. She ministered as a teacher and at numerous schools in her native Massachusetts, as well as a principal at Dominican Academy in Plainville, St. John in North Cambridge, and Cathedral Grammar School in Boston. Sr. Ann Bernardine also served her Congregation as Assistant Eastern Regional Coordinator and as Coordinator for six years.

Sr. Ann Bernardine moved to the Congregation’s St. Catharine Motherhouse in St. Catharine, KY, in 2012. Her ministry of service at St. Catharine focused on the loving and compassionate care of residents at the Congregation’s Sansbury Care Center.

In her preaching at Sr. Ann Bernadine’s service, Sr. Teresa Tuite, OP, compared Sr. Ann Bernadine to the crippled woman whose story is told in Luke 13:10-17. “This woman that Luke speaks about had been bent over eighteen years,” Sr. Teresa said. “She was determined that she would make her way into the synagogue and from the shadows hear this traveling preacher called Jesus.  She would do it her way.   She would do it without drawing attention to herself…. Those who knew Bern knew that if Bern set her mind to something, nothing would stop her.  It would be without fanfare. It would be without drawing attention to herself and it would be her way.”

Sr. Ann Bernardine is survived by one sister, Sr. Margaret Philip, and several nieces and nephews.

A limited visitation was held on September 10, and the funeral Mass was held on September 11, 2020. Both services were held at the Congregation’s Magdalen Chapel in St. Catharine, KY. Sr. Ann Bernadine was interred at the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.

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Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Mary Petra Flavin

Dominican Sister of Peace Sr. Mary Petra Flavin

Dominican Sister of Peace Sr. Mary Petra Flavin died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Sr. Petra was born in 1925 to Helen (Nellie) Sheehan and Peter Flavin. She entered the Congregation in 1945 and served her Congregation and God’s people for 75 years.

After graduating from St. Lawrence High School, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Saint Mary of the Springs College, now Ohio Dominican University. In true Dominican fashion, she continued her study at Duquesne University, earning her Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling in 1965.

Sr. Petra ministered as an elementary teacher for twenty years in Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. She found a long-time home when she was assigned to be principal at Saint Thomas the Apostle School in Columbus, OH.  She served the families of St. Thomas for 33 years, founding a kindergarten and a latchkey program for children of working parents. Sr. Petra loved her work at the school, remembering, “I especially loved being with the kids. I have such wonderful memories of ballgames, picnics in the convent backyard, seeing the kids all dressed up for Halloween, Christmas parties… But even just the day-to-day working with them was so nice.”

After retiring from her career as an educator, Sr. Petra entered a ministry of service to her community, where she volunteered as a receptionist, helped in the gift shop, and assisted with projects as needed. She also assisted her sister, Sr. Dolores Flavin, with holiday decorating of the Motherhouse and Mohun Care Center.

Sr. Mary Petra entered a ministry of prayer and presence in 2015.

Sister Petra’s was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Nellie Sheehan Flavin, her brother, John and her sisters, Patricia Burke and Dominican Sister of Peace, Sister Dolores Flavin. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Sr. Petra’s wake was held on Wednesday, August 12, and the Mass of Christian Burial was held on August 13. The private services were held at the Columbus Motherhouse Chapel. Sr. Mary Petra was buried at St. Joseph Cemetery in Columbus, OH.

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

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