In a convent outside of Detriot Michigan, 12 nun’s passed away beginning on Good Friday, 2020. The 13th initially survived but passed away this June from the effects the virus left her living with.
They belongs to the convent belonging to the Felician Sisters convent in Livonia, Michigan. Their ages ranged from 69 to 99, and is the largest loss to a single US religious community since the 1918 influenza pandemic.
“We grieve for each of our sisters who has passed during the time of the pandemic throughout the province, and we greatly appreciate all of those who are holding us in prayer and supporting us in a number of ways,” said Sister Mary Christopher Moore, provincial minister of Our Lady of Hope Province.
The Convent struggled to care for it’s COVID-19 sisters, and only 10 were allowed to attend each funeral following their deaths. Among the sisters who passed away in their religious community were:
Sister Mary Luiza Wawrzyniak, 99
Sister Celine Marie Lesinski, 92
Sister Mary Estelle Printz, 95
Sister Thomas Marie Wadowski, 73
Sister Mary Patricia Pyszynski, 93
Sister Mary Clarence (Adeline) Borkoski, 83
Sister Rose Mary Wolak, 86
Sister Mary Janice (Margaret) Zolkowski, 86
Sister Mary Alice Ann (Fernanda) Gradowski, 73
Sister Victoria Marie Indyk, 69
Sister Mary Martinez (Virginia) Rozek, 87
Sister Mary Madeline (Frances) Dolan, 82
Sister Mary Danatha Suchyta, 98
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.