Sunday, 11/07/2021 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sr. BradyThe funeral Mass for Sister Mary Catherine Brady was
celebrated Sept. 24 in the chapel of Visitation Academy in Town and
Country. Sister Catherine died at the Visitation Monastery at
Catherine’s Residence in Frontenac Sept. 19.
Born Elizabeth Anne
Brady in Baltimore, she entered the Sisters of the Visitation of Holy
Mary in 1948. Sister Catherine professed temporary vows in 1949,
perpetual vows in 1952 and solemn vows in 1958. She came to St. Louis in
1961 to attend Marillac College and returned in 1966 after studying
Montessori. In 1968, Sister Catherine requested and received permission
from the Frederick, Md., Monastery to be incorporated into the St. Louis
Sister Catherine found joy as a Montessori
directress, winning the hearts of her pupils and their parents for
almost five decades. She said her special delight was preparing the
second-grade girls for their First Communion. She also served as
community sacristan, insisting that nothing was too good for “the Lord
Jesus and the chapel.” After Vatican II, another passion was her study
of Scripture, taking classes, attending lectures and reading
commentaries. Sister Catherine also served as vocation directress.
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