Dominican Sister Peace Bridget Major dies at age 87

Dominican Sister of Peace Bridget Major, 87, died Feb. 8 at Sansbury Care Center in St. Catharine, Ky.

Sister Major, a native of Ventress, La., entered the congregation of the Eucharistic Missionaries of St. Dominic in 1959. She ministered as a catechist for several years before becoming a registered nurse. She worked as a home health nurse for fishing families in the Louisiana bayou, senior citizens on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the sisters of her own congregation.

Sister Major, along with many in her congregation, evacuated to the motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters in St. Catharine because of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. According to a news release, Sister Major “happily transitioned with sisters from both religious congregations when the became the Dominican Sisters of Peace in 2009.”

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sansbury Chapel in St. Catharine. Her Mass of Christian Burial will take place in New Orleans on Feb. 22 with burial in St. Louis Cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Sister Major’s memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43219-2098. To make a secure online donation or to view a full obituary, visit

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