The years pass quickly... filled with joyous events, sorrowful events and many ordinary days. All of the days have been filled with the glory of God as I travel on life’s joyful pilgrimage with God, with my Dominican Sisters, my birth family and my friends.
I entered the congregation on September 8, 1962, the summer after graduation from S.S. Peter and Paul High School in Saginaw, Michigan. I have served in a number of different ministries; primarily as a librarian and bookstore manager. I also ministered as a Pastoral Associate in two parishes; S.S. Peter and Paul in Ionia, Michigan and at St. Agnes in Flint, Michigan.
Through all my years in community, I participated in organizations that are committed to peace and justice, on congregational committees such as Global Concerns and Culture of Peace, and as a member of Pax Christi USA/Michigan/Grand Rapids. Serving as the editor of our JustWord publication has been a great privilege; providing information on issues and highlighting our community’s participation in bringing God’s “peace and justice” to fruition.
58 Years a Sister
2018 – 58 Years a Sister
Pray for the peace of Christ for the world
Sister Mary Pat reads the proclamation from Mayor Rosalynn Bliss declaring Sept. 21, the International Day of Peace in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mary Pat coordinates the annual Interfaith Peace Service at Dominican Chapel at Marywood.
Sister Mary Pat Beatty celebrating her 50th Jubilee in 2013 along with Mario Pavoni, OP (left) and Anne Breitag, OP (right).