Sep. 29, 2013 Bridgeton St. Louis County Missouri, USA
Sr. Rita Clara Blau was a Franciscan Sister of Mary for 59 years and a licensed practical nurse. She used the religious name Sr. Miriam Catherine for several years. Her final vows were in September 1961. In 1990, she quit nursing and began serving as a homemaker in the home of the elderly under the umbrella of Catholic Charities Cardinal Ritter Senior Service.