Mercy Sister Joyce Ogden, an artist, dies at 82

Sister of Mercy Joyce Ogden, formerly Sister Mary Rosarita, died Dec. 2 at McAuley Convent in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was 82 and in her 64th year of religious life.
Sister Ogden, an artist, taught art at Mercy Academy, Assumption High School, various elementary schools in Louisville and at Portland Boys Club. Sister Ogden also served as an art therapist ministering to mentally ill individuals served by Bridgehaven Mental Health Services in Louisville.
During her retirement years, Sister Ogden created art with the elderly Sisters of Mercy at St. Catherine Convent and with residents at Sacred Heart Village, now Nazareth Home Clifton. She also ministered to refugees at the Americana Community Center through art therapy.
Her ministry at Day Spring, a residential center for adults with disabilities, held a special place in her heart, according to members of her community. Sister Ogden lived at Day Spring where she served as a companion to residents there.
Sister Ogden also had a strong interest in peace and justice issues. She served on the justice committee in the Cincinnati Province. As an artist, she expressed those concerns in her paintings.
Sister Ogden is survived by her brothers John and Joseph Ogden, nieces and nephews and members of her community.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 10 at St. William Church, the parish she was a member of.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, Office of Mission Advancement, 101 Mercy Drive, Belmont, N. C., 28012.

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