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Remembering Sister Louise McDonald, CSJ

 Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

March 18, 1942 – March 19, 2024

Louise McDonald, CSJ

Join us in celebrating the life and mourning the death of Louise McDonald, CSJ, who died on the Feast of St. Joseph, Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at St. John of God Care Center in Los Angeles.

Born in Los Angeles, Elizabeth Louise was the oldest of five children. Louise graduated from Alemany High School in 1959 and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet the following September. She said, “I never thought of entering any other congregation, because the CSJs I knew always seemed happy and enjoyed each other.

Louise served in a variety of ministries throughout her years, including teacher, medical technician, hospital chaplain and peace and justice advocate. Her heart’s desire was always to “turn beyond herself to serve a world in need” as a missionary. While poor health kept her from living in a foreign country, she discovered that each ministry has an element of mission within it.

In her words: “I wish to be remembered as an ordinary CSJ who tried to be faithful to God’s call in my life—to living the charism of unity and reconciliation.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Rest in peace, Sister Louise.

Category: Obituaries

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The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are a congregation of Catholic sisters. We, and those who share our charism and mission, are motivated in all things by our profound love of God and our dear neighbors. We seek to build communities and bridge divides between people. Since our first sisters gathered in 1650, our members have been called to “do all things of which women are capable.” The first sisters of our congregation arrived in St. Louis, Missouri in 1836, and we now have additional locations in St. Paul, Albany, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Japan and Peru. Today, we commit to respond boldly to injustice and dare to be prophetic.


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