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Remembering Sister Mary Dominic Chacon, CSJ

 Los Angeles Province

August 8, 1925 – February 25, 2022

Mary Dominic Chacon, CSJ

Sister Mary Dominic Chacon, CSJ was born in Los Angeles on August 8, 1925, one of 13 children in her family. She died peacefully in the early hours of the morning, February 25, 2022.

Sister Mary Dominic entered the community in the Los Angeles Province in 1942. She desired to serve people in need. Sister Mary Dominic celebrated her 75th jubilee as a Sister of St. Joseph in 2017. For 30 years, she cooked in hospital, parish and high school convents of the Los Angeles Province. During these years, Sister Mary Dominic showed an awareness of needy persons. She enjoyed sharing stories about early misadventures such as giving away chickens without permission.

There came a moment when she found the need to minister to women in need. She founded St. Jude’s Residence for Women, where she welcomed, housed, fed and offered spiritual guidance to women who had been abused.

Her life is an example of loving service to the “dear neighbor” whatever the need, living with hope and trust. Thank you, Sister Mary Dominic, for your years of faithful service.

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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