Sr. Rose Clarisse Gadoury, S.S.A. passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Sr. Rose Clarisse was a former faculty member of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary for 33 years, from 1975-2008. She served our community as both a spiritual director and a classroom instructor.
Sr. Rose Clarisse had a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Anna Maria College (Paxton), an MA from Duquesne University, a Doctoral degree in Ministry from Boston University School of Theology and received an Honorary Doctorate in Education from Anna Maria College. After retiring, she continued to be involved in our community, attending significant events at the Seminary such as the Annual Lawn Party and the ministry installations of seminarians.
Our current full-time faculty member, Rev. Gregory J. Hoppough, C.S.S., gave the homily at her funeral. Fr. Greg Hoppough and Sr. Rose Clarisse were hired as full-time faculty members together in 1985 (Sr. Rose Clarisse had been an adjunct since 1975). Father Hoppough has shared with us his homily from the funeral and you can read it here. Sister Rose Clarisse’s contributions to the Seminary as well as to her order, the Sisters of Saint Anne, will continue to reverberate for many years. We are grateful she shared her time, her talents, and her wisdom with us. May she rest in God’s eternal peace and love; may her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.