60th First Profession
Sister Mary Louise Nazaryk
Birth name: Leola Nettie Nazaryk
Birthplace: Carroll, Iowa
Entrance: Feb. 11, 1957
First profession: Sept. 8, 1959
Final profession: Sept. 9, 1962
Education: Child development preschool education, Chicago City-Wide College, 1990
Certificate in domestic violence training, Haven Hills, Inc., Los Angeles, 1995
Service in the archdiocese: Supervisor of cleaning and kitchen services, Immaculate Heart Convent, Normandy, 1978-79
Volunteer, assisting sisters with budgeting, visiting elderly sisters at Immaculate Heart Convent, and volunteered, St. Ann Day Care, 2015-19
Missioned to Lutheran Senior Services, Mason Pointe Care Center, 2019-present
Service outside the archdiocese: Novice, supervised cleaning operations for seven dorms of girls, Los Angeles, 1958
Kitchen sister, ordering food and supplies, Los Angeles, 1959
Supervised cleaning of dining room and mealtimes, and answered phones, Los Angeles, 1962
Assisted Contemplative Sisters (then called Magdalenes), Los Angeles, 1957-68.
Teacher and group mother to girls, Los Angeles, 1957-68
Worked with girls and the group mother in the kitchen, and took classes at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1968-77
Supervised cooking in kitchen and served as bookkeeper, Phoenix, 1977-78
Pre-school teacher, kitchen supervisor, housekeeping, Chicago, 1979-92
Preschool teacher, bookkeeper, banking duties for women in Good Shepherd Domestic Violence Shelter, Los Angeles, 1993-2015
About Sister Mary Louise Nazaryk: I like to read spiritually-based novels and books about the Amish. I love animals, and I like to play card games, especially solitaire on the computer. I’m always cleaning my room, after so much training with the sisters in housekeeping and cleaning kitchens and dining rooms. I love to go to the Dollar Tree store and buy puzzle books. Working on word games keeps my mind going.
Sister Sharon Rose Authorson
Birthplace: Alhambra, Calif.
Entrance: July 23, 1956
First profession: July 22, 1959
Final profession: Sept. 14, 1966
Service in the archdiocese: Contemplative life of prayer, St. Louis area, 1968-present
About Sister Sharon Rose Authorson: I feel a deep joy and gratitude to God for calling me to an international congregation. It is a blessing to belong to an order with sisters in active ministry as well as those who are called to a contemplative lifestyle. The Good Shepherd’s fourth vow of zeal to “live and pray for the salvation of souls” motivates me in prayer and in my contemplative life. I love to read and listen to music and am energized by taking time and space for solitude. I cherish being present to and connected with the beauty of creation.
Sister Nora Patricia O’Flannigan
Birthplace: Laramie, Wyo.
First profession: June 14, 1959
Final profession: Sept. 8, 1962
Education: Fontbonne College graduate
Studied for three years at the Regina Mundi Institute in Rome
Service in the archdiocese: Principal, Good Shepherd High School
Program director and group leader, Marygrove
Provincial superior, St. Louis Province
Good Shepherd ministries, St. Louis, 2006-present
Currently resides at Mason Pointe Care Center
Service outside the archdiocese: Principal in New Orleans
Director of programs and administrator of a program for homeless women living on the streets of Los Angeles
Administrator, program for women from prison, New Orleans
Group leader, DeNeuville Heights School, Memphis, Tenn.
Director, neighborhood outreach program for Hispanic families, Memphis
Good Shepherd ministries in Guam and Korea
About Sister Nora Patricia O’Flannigan: I love gardening, classical and country music and Korean cooking. I also love the liturgy and try to be creative in my prayer experiences.