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Sister Antonita Vigil OP entered eternal life on April 7, 2022 at the age of 99 years after 83 years of religious life.

We commend Sister Antonita to your prayers.

Evening Prayer with Remembering Service

Friday, April 8 at 7:00 pm
Chapel of the Word/Marywood

Funeral Mass:
Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 am
Chapel of the Word/Marywood

“Always I am most thankful for God’s call to the Dominican vocation. It is the religious experience that integrates prayer and ministry. We share our faith, word and witness with God’s people.”

That is how Sister Antonita Vigil expressed her experience of her first twenty-five years as a Dominican.

Sister Antonita was born December 17, 1922 in Ranchos de Taos, the fifth of eight children of Jose Antonio and Maria Higinia Vigil. At baptism she received the name of Maria Adelina. Until she was in the sixth grade she attended the public school, the only one in town. Then in 1935 the Grand Rapids Dominicans opened St. Francis School, where she was impressed by their prayerfulness, good example, love and care. Before entering she had work experience as a babysitter and in summer jobs away from home.