After making her final profession on June 24, 1932, Sr. Mary Paul had a varied career in her monastic life. She served as housekeeper for sisters on mission, cooked at our Orphanage, but her favorite work was nursing. After earning her LPN degree, she was a most conscientious care-taker, often working after hours to be certain her patients were as comfortable as possible. Sr. Mary Paul was also a particularly generous person and loved sharing whatever she had, even if it was only a hug, smile or words of encouragement to those with whom she came in contact.

Sr. Mary Paul is survived by two sisters, Sr. Elizabeth Rossi of St. Scholastica Monastery, and Bernardine Noll of Morrilton; a sister-in-law, Delores Rossi Olshove of Center Ridge; two brothers, Angelo Rossi of Jacksonville and Pete Rossi of Center Ridge; numerous nieces and nephews; and the sisters of her religious community.