In Memoriam

Sister Rosalie Bulanda, also known as Sister David Miriam(1940 - 2023)

I have been most fortunate throughout my religious life to have been supported by a loving community. In community I have found a bond so strong that I cannot imagine living without it … When I appear near the throne of God, I will, in spirit, take all of you with me.
Sister Rosalie Bulanda, whose autobiography ends with this paragraph, first became part of the wider Adrian Dominican community as a prep student at the age of fourteen. When she died on March 27, 2023, she was in her sixty-sixth year as an Adrian Dominican Sister.
Born Rosalie Ann Sytar, she entered the world on March 19, 1940, in Aurora, Illinois. Her parents, Michael and Dolores (Senneke) Sytar, divorced soon after she was born, and her maternal grandparents became her legal guardians.

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