SisterRose Seraphine Sagorski

In death life is changed, not ended.

Jubilarian 2020 – 85 Years a Sister

Louise Ann Sagorski, born April 22,1917, was the youngest of eight children of Vincent and Albina Sagorski. The attention of parents steeped in appreciation of their faith helped create a loving family.

Louise came to Marywood in the ninth grade from Sand Lake, Michigan, graduated from Marywood Academy, and entered the Grand Rapids Dominicans. She made her final profession as Sister Rose Seraphine of the Sacred Heart in 1940. Sister Rose Seraphine taught elementary school for a total of forty years: ten years in New Mexico and thirty years in Michigan.

After completing her MA in theology through the Aquinas Institute of Religious Studies summer program, she longed to serve people who were sick and aging. She began to minister in home care at St. Stephen and Sacred Heart and later continued in service at Aquinata Hall. Following these ministries, she served by volunteering in the mail room.

Sister Rose Seraphine resides at Aquinata Hall where she engages daily in math exercises to assist in maintaining her 103-year young brain agility. Sister Rose continues her ministry of service as she shares her smiles and joins with all of us, as she is able, in communal prayer.

2020- 85 Years a Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for Holy Father and all religious

Sr Rose Seraphine Sagorski with her class in New Mexico.

“…Sisters of “Nunsense” were based on Dominican Sisters who taught me up in Alma, Michigan. Our Mother Superior was Sister Vincent DePaul. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we came to Marywood to film the opening sequences of the A&E Television Special of “Nunsence” featuring 52 Dominican Sisters dressed in the habits. Sister Rose Seraphine played her delightful, mighty feisty self.” – Dan Goggin

Sister Rose Seraphine visits with a music student from St. Patrick Parnell Parish.

in June 2015, Sr. Rose Seraphine Sagorski had a surprise visitor, Dan Goggin, writer and creator of Nunsense.

Sr Rose Saraphine enjoys completing math exercises every morning.

She assisted in the mail room at Marywood for a number of years.Sr Rose Seraphine Sagorski OP

In ministry with Sister Rose Seraphine Sagorski, OP

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