|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1913|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 2007|
SISTER MARY DOMINIC ENGELHARD, O.P. Former Prioress General of the Dominican Sisters (1961 - 1973) and courageous leader of her Congregation through the post Vatican II era, died on Monday, January 8, 2007 at the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse in Fremont, California, 93. Born on June 27, 1913 in Los Angeles, California, Sister Mary Dominic lived as a Dominican for 75 years. Her teaching ministry brought her to Sacred Heart Elementary School, Los Angeles, Holy Rosary Elementary and Immaculate Heart Elementary Schools, Portland, Oregon, where she also served as Principal; Saint Elizabeth High School, Oakland and Immaculate Conception Academy, San Francisco. Sister earned her BA from Queen of the Holy Rosary College and a master's degree and doctorate from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. In 1949 Sister was elected to membership on the Dominican Sisters General Council, also serving as General School Director. After her years as Congregational leader, she served her religious community as Director of Continuing Formation and Development later and from 1979 - 1991 was Prioress of Saints Peter and Paul Community, at Altenhohenau, Bavaria, Germany. Her most recent ministries include that of retreat director, spiritual director and chaplain to Dominican Laity. Sister Mary Dominic is survived by nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, many other relatives and friends and the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose in Germany, Mexico and the United States. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 13th at 11:00 a.m. at the Dominican Sisters Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont. Burial in the Dominican Sisters Cemetery will follow immediately.
Memorials may be made to the Sister Mary Dominic Engelhard and Sister Mary Thomas Lillis Veritas Scholarship Award, c/o Sister John Martin Fixa, 43326 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Berge-Pappas-Smith Mortuary of Fremont.
Alameda Times-Star 1/11/07
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