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Jubilarians: Sisters of the Good Shepherd (RGS)

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.

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