With sadness we announce the death of Sister Mary Rene Lawless, OP. Sister Rene passed away late last night at 6:45 p.m. We ask you to pray for her. Sister Rene was one of the pioneers that went to La Oroya, Peru in 1964 and she was a tireless missionary throughout her life. She touched many lives both in the U.S. and Peru and will be deeply missed.
Tuesday, May 31
3:30 – 6:15 Visitation
4:30 Vigil with Preaching
6:30 Funeral Mass
Wednesday, June 1
9:15 Daily Eucharist
10:30 Office for the Dead with Rememberings followed by Final Commendation and Burial
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Dear all…I was one of the eighth grade students of St. Agnes chosen by Sr. Mary Roberta to help “direct traffic ” for the departure ceremony at the Motherhouse in 1965. In later years Sr. Rene helped me with my Spanish in Decatur and with the growing Hispanic community. She was a good family friend and I was also blessed to be taught art in summer school by her aunt, Sr. Maureen..
Blessings and greetings to all….+Kevin V.