Sr. Mary Anne Joseph O’Grady, O.Ss.R. (1918-2013)

posted on 07/02/13 02:42 pm by Kathy McMerty  

Sr. Mary Ann Joseph O’Grady age 94, a Sister at the Redemptoristine Monastery in Liguori near Barnhart, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in South St. Louis Co., Missouri. She was born February 6, 1918 in County Kilkenny, Ireland, the youngest child of the late Ellen (nee Dollard) and John O’Grady.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her 8 brothers and sisters.

Her faith in Jesus led her to answer a call to become a cloistered Sister in England in 1940. She was sent to Canada to help start a new monastery in 1947 where she remained for many years doing a variety of jobs in the monastery while being very dedicated to her life of prayer and intercession. When the monastery in Canada closed in 2009 she joined the Community of Redemptoristines in Liguori.

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