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Obituary | Sr. Rita Flaherty, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Rita (Marie Edouarda) Flaherty, CSJ, was celebrated July 25 at Nazareth Living Center Chapel. Sister Rita died July 19 at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton. She was 97, had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 78 years and taught at the grade school, high school and college levels.

Obituary | Sr. Catherine Ann Gleason, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Catherine Ann Gleason, CSJ, was celebrated June 28 at Nazareth Living Center. Sister Catherine died June 23. She was 93 and a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 74 years.

Born Feb. 15, 1924, in Ishpeming, Mich., Sister Catherine joined the community in 1942, inspired by sisters who taught her in grade school. She received the name Sister Mary Hanora (her grandmother's name) but switched back to her baptismal name, Catherine Ann, in 1968.

Obituary | Sr. Mary Ann Lavin, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Mary Ann Lavin was to be celebrated June 22 at Nazareth Living Center in south St. Louis County. Sister Mary Ann, 85, died June 19 at Nazareth of end stages of dementia. She served for more than 50 years as an educator.

Obituary | Sr. Ruth Butler, CSJ

A memorial Mass for Sister Ruth Butler was celebrated June 5 at Nazareth Living Center's chapel in south St. Louis County.

Sister Ruth, 94, died June 1 at Nazareth after a heart attack. She served in elementary education for 52 of her 75 years of ministry.

Lwanga honoree: Youth ministry is about taking the ‘ink off paper and making it walk’

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Corliss Cox knows what it's like to do youth ministry with no money and no plan — and nothing but an intense trust in God and the ability to step out in faith.

Those were the early days of youth ministry for Cox, who was invited to work with the Ujima Youth Program, which became part of the Catholic Youth Council in the mid-1980s to address the needs of black Catholic teens. Several years prior, she had left a job in corporate America to stay home with her newborn son; by the time he turned three, she was looking to return to work.

Obituary | Sister Clairerita Atha, CSJ

A funeral Mass for Sister Clairerita Atha, CSJ, was celebrated March 30 at Nazareth Living Center. She was 84 and had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 65 years.

Born in St. Joseph, Mo., she entered the community in 1951, received a habit and the name Sister Alan Margaret in 1952 and made final profession in 1959. After a brief stint teaching Catholic grade school in Kansas City, Mo., she focused her ministry on nursing, earning a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1957 from the College of St. Teresa (now Avila University) in Kansas City.

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