Dominican Sister of Peace Ann Rita Sullivan dies at 99

Dominican Sister of Peace Ann Rita Sullivan died on Aug. 1 at Sansbury Care Center on the grounds of the St. Catharine Motherhouse in St. Catharine, Ky. She was 99 and had been a Dominican for 76 years.

Sister Sullivan, a native of Chelsea, Mass., served as a teacher in Nebraska, Massachusetts and New York and she served as a principal in Massachusetts. In 1956, she served as the novice mistress for the Dominican Sisters at St. Catharine Motherhouse. She moved to Sansbury Care Center in 2005 and entered a ministry of prayer and presence.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Aug. 6 at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel. Burial was in the St. Catharine Motherhouse Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43219-2098, or online at

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  1. says: Marlin

    I am a Quaker who participated in Clinical Pastoral Education with Sr. Rita Sullivan at the Memphis Institute of Medicine and Religion in 1986-87. She was a delightful and kind spirit who loved God and people. The memory of her blesses my life. I am thankful for her presence and service in the kingdom of God.

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