Sister Alexandra Kuhn Turns 102

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet | Sister Alexandra Kuhns Celebrates her 102 Birthday

Sister Mary Alexandra Kuhn, CSJ, a resident of Nazareth Living Center in South County, celebrated her 102nd birthday on August 14.

Sister Mary Alexandra taught at various school in the Archdiocese from the 1930’s to the early 1950’s:  Notre Dame; St. Roch; St. Bridget; St. Francis of Assisi; Nativity; St. Joseph High School for Blacks; and St. Joseph Academy.  In addition, she taught at St. Anthony High School from 1975-1980. 

She served her CSJ community as a staff member for at the province motherhouse from 1980-1993. Sister Alex also taught at schools in Missouri, Michigan, Colorado and Georgia.

When Sister Alex moved to Nazareth in 1993 after retiring from a 50-year career as a science teacher, she translated her science acumen into a legendary green thumb.

Today, she is still filling up the windowsills with her plants and even sells some at Nazareth's craft sale. "I really enjoyed teaching biology and I brought that love with me out to Nazareth," she says.

Sister Alex's advice for longevity is to "keep occupied and do all that you are capable of doing." She also credits the advice of her mother who always told her, "If you want something, do it!"

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