Sister Mary Louise Gagnon Turns 105


On Sunday, December 4, Sister Mary Louise Gagnon celebrated her 105th birthday.  

Sister Mary Louise  was born in Marinette, Wi., entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1927 and was received into the novitiate as Sister Mary Alonzo in 1928. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Fontbonne College in 1950.

Her teaching career spans over 45 years, having taught at schools in Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. Today, sister resides at Nazareth Living Center where she continues to carry out her ministry of prayer and witness.

Sister Mary Louise celebrated with the sisters and residents as she received a special birthday blessing at Mass at Nazareth Living Center, as well as the gift of her favorite red roses. 

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