July 26, 1925 – December 21, 2023
Born in Seattle, Washington in 1925, Sister Kathleen Maier (Sister Mary Peter) died just two years short of 100 years old on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Sister Kathleen entered the community of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1944 in Los Angeles. She was an elementary and high school teacher for over 42 years, teaching a combination of home economics, history, English and religion in at least eight Catholic high schools. She especially enjoyed teaching art and advising yearbook staff.
She also ministered at various times as a librarian, archivist at Daniel Freeman Hospital and freelance artist. Sister Kathleen could be a fascinating conversationalist, and she was capable of creating a beautiful home and garden. Her sensitive nature required quiet and peaceful surroundings.
Sister Kathleen no longer needs to wait for the Christ we celebrate at Christmas. She is now in His loving Presence.