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JUBILARIANS | Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio (CCVI)

60th First Profession

Sister Mary Katherine McKenzie

Birth place: St. Louis

Entrance: 1958

First profession: 1961

Final profession: 1966

Education: Bachelor's in mathematics and chemistry, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas, 1964

Master's in mathematics, Saint Louis University, 1972

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, Incarnate Word Academy, St. Louis, 1967-68; 1973-80; 1981-91

Math lecturer, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1992-2002

Project manager, Habitat for Humanity, St. Louis, 2003-07

Math tutor, Innovative Concept Academy, St. Louis, 2011

Math tutor, Incarnate Word Academy, St. Louis, 2013-19

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Dallas, Texas, 1961-62

Teacher, St. Mary's School, Windthorst, Texas 1964-65

Teacher, St. Mary's Academy, Amarillo, Texas 1965-67

Teacher, Archbishop Chapelle High School, Metairie, Louisiana, 1968-73

Teacher, Colegio Mexicano, Monterrey, Mexico, 1980-81

Director and construction manager, East Side Heart and Home, East St. Louis, Illinois, 2008-13

About Sister Mary Katherine McKenzie: In addition to her love for teaching, Sister Mary Kay was committed to maintaining the CCVI sisters' cemetery in St. Louis. She kept meticulous records and made sure the area provided a beautiful and appropriate resting place. She also spent endless hours caring for a vegetable garden behind the soccer field at Incarnate Word Academy. She was a woman committed to caring for the earth long before the current level of awareness of this important value.

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