Sister Mary Reinhart, CSJ 1932-2016

February 14, 1932- March 3, 2016

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Mary Reinhart, CSJ, who passed away on March 3 at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis. She was 84 years of age.

Sister Mary was born on February 14, 1932, in Green Bay to parents Aloysius and Irene (O'Neil) Reinhart. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 15, 1951, was received as Sister Ann Irene and made her final profession on August 15, 1959.

In 1961 she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Fontbonne College in St. Louis and a master's degree in education, counseling and guidance from  St. Mary's University in San Antonio in 1970.

For nearly 20 years, Sister Mary served in education.  

In the 1950s, she taught a St. Louis Grade School in Englewood, Colorado; Immaculate Conception Grade School in Montgomery City, Missouri, and at Sts. John and James in Ferguson, Missouri. In the 1960s, she continued at Sts. John and James and then left Missouri for Texas, teaching at St. Rose of Lima in Houston through 1969.

She earned a master's in guidance in 1970 from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, and then served as the guidance counselor at the Academy of Our Lady in Peoria, Illinois, in the early 1970s.

Sister Mary served as a parish visitor for St. Peter's Parish in Kirkwood, Missouri, 1974-80. In 1980 she was a volunteer at St. Vincent and Bellin Hospitals in Green Bay, and the next year  a patient representative/counselor at Lindell Hospital in St. Louis.

After completing study and receiving certification, Sister Mary was a chaplain at Province Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina from 1992 to 2007.  

Sister Mary Reinhart retired in 2007 and continued volunteering.  In 2009 she moved  to St. Louis and ministered in prayer and presence at Nazareth Living Center.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on March 7 at Nazareth Living Center.  Sister Mary will be buried at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111-2899. Donate online.

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