Mon 21 Feb, 2011
Tags: first monastic profession, Gertrude
Our dear Sister Mary Gertrude Gross, 91, passed away yesterday afternoon after an illness.
She made her first monastic profession in 1949 and was appointed bookkeeper of the Clyde community in 1958 until 1962 when she was named treasurer general for the Congregation.
She moved with the generalate to the St. Louis community in 1966 and was elected a general councilor two years later. During her years as a Benedictine Sister, she also served in the correspondence department, coordinated the Marriage Encounter groups and greeted guests and tour groups.
Our Sister Lynn Marie remarked, “One of my favorite traditions here is when we make our final vows we sing this Scripture verse, and when one of our Sisters is dying we gather around her bed and sing it again for her: ‘Receive me, Lord, according to your promise and I shall live. And disappoint me not in my hope.’” Ps 119:116.
We will post more information about the services once plans are finalized.