All that I am · All that I have · Is a gift of God
I am truly grateful to God, family – Dominican Family – relatives and friends for their love, support and care all these blessed years. May God continue to bless us all in a special way.
On February 7, 1933, Lorraine Mary was born to Nicodemus and Wilhelmina Rajewski in Bay City, Michigan. Lorraine Mary Rajewski wanted to attend public high school but her father’s word prevailed and, much against Lorraine’s protestations, she entered ninth grade at St. John in Essexville. Three months later she decided to become a Sister. She came to Marywood as a Postulant, receiving the name Sister Mary Wilma of the Blessed Sacrament, then returned to her baptismal name in 1990.
Sister Lorraine taught early elementary education in Michigan, Florida and New Mexico. She received a BS from Aquinas College and pursued further studies at Xavier University; in 1979 she became a licensed Workshop Way Consultant, giving workshops to teachers in Alaska, California, New Mexico, Michigan, Texas, Alabama and Florida.
During a one-year sabbatical at Blessing Place in Lacombe, Louisiana she began doing artwork and discovered she was artistically creative. Using watercolors, she used blending techniques and allowed the colors to choose her. Her hobbies include card making and gardening. Something very special about the artwork of Sr. Lorraine is that when she creates cards, she prays for the person who buys as well as the person who receives the card.
Another form of artwork for which Sr. Lorraine is extremely well known around Marywood is for the scent and taste of her home-made potato rolls and cinnamon sticky buns. She bakes these delicious items and offers them to the Sisters for periodic coffee breaks.
2018 – 68 Years a Sister
Pray for Workshop Way Consultants and DIA
Sister Lorraine Rajewski is the best helpmate. Here she is packing and moving for Sr Teresita Garcia, with the help of Sr Maria Goretti Beckman.
Sister Lorraine helped paint the Dominican Crosses that hang on the walls of each room at Marywood Health Center. The crosses carry the blessings and healing prayers of the Sisters.
Sister Lorraine’s gift of sharing hospitality with table setting creations and beautiful desserts is well-known at Marywood.