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Farewell to Sister Scholastica

Sr. Mary Scholastica (Catherine) Reagan died peacefully at St. Joseph Monastery on October 3, 2020.
The Rosary Vigil Service will be Wednesday October 7 at 6:30 p.m. and the Mass of Resurrection will be on Thursday October 8 at 10:30 a.m. Both services will be at Marian Chapel at St. Joseph Monastery. Services are open to the public and face masks are required. Interment will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Addison, NY.
 
Sr. Mary Scholastica (Catherine) Reagan died peacefully at St. Joseph Monastery on October 3, 2020. She was born in Rathbone, NY on February 25, 1929, the twelfth of sixteen children. She entered the Benedictine Sisters in Benet Lake, WI in 1958 and made her monastic profession September 21, 1959. The Benet Lake community was a daughter house of St. Joseph Monastery in Tulsa and in 1966 Sr. Scholastica moved to Tulsa where she served until her death. In 1963 she received a BA in Art from Dominican College in Racine, WI and in 1975 an MA in Art Studies from the University of Tulsa.
 
Sr. Scholastica taught art at Monte Cassino School from 1967 to 1984. From 1982 until 1995 she served as the Director of Maintenance for the monastery overseeing projects that allowed her to use the knowledge she gained growing up on the farm in upstate New York. Sr. Scholastica was an artist and worked in a variety of mediums. She made rosaries from ground rose petals and kept that community tradition alive for many years. Sr. Scholastica did beautiful calligraphy and taught that craft to new sisters in the community. Growing up in a musical family she learned to play the violin by ear, but in her 80’s she began taking lessons and delighted the sisters with her playing.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth (Dick) and Francis Reagan her siblings, including her beloved priest brother, Fr. Michael Reagan. She is survived by her Benedictine Community, her brothers Richard Reagan and Robert Reagan and her nieces and nephews. The Rosary Vigil Service will be Wednesday October 7 at 6:30 p.m. and the Mass of Resurrection will be on Thursday October 8 at 10:30 a.m. Both services will be at Marian Chapel at St. Joseph Monastery, 2200 South Lewis Ave. in Tulsa. Services are open to the public and face masks are required. Interment will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Addison, NY.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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