In Memoriam

Sister Mary Katherine Drouin(1941 - 2023)

Mary Kay lived the Gospel and did what Jesus taught her to do. Her love of neighbor overflowed into her actions. She was not afraid to show her love and those with whom she associated knew that. They knew they were loved.

These words were part of Sister Maria Goretti Browne’s memorial Mass homily for her friend Sister Mary Kay Drouin, who served the people of Beattyville, Kentucky, for some thirty years as director of Resurrection Home, a shelter for abused women and their children.

Mary Katherine Drouin was born on July 17, 1941, to Alden and Rita (Gorski) Drouin. The family lived in tiny Hubbell, Michigan, in the middle of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula; Mary Kay was born in the hospital in nearby Laurium.

Before Mary Kay was born, Alden and Rita had two sons who both died in infancy. Another son, Skip, was born five years after she was. 

She spent her kindergarten year in public school and then attended St. Cecilia School. With the region’s location in the far north of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, snow came heavily and often in the wintertime, and Sister Mary Kay recalled in her life story that there were times the snow was as high as her home’s second story.

Read more about Sister Mary Katherine (PDF).


make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. 




Memorial Mass for Sister Mary Kay

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Rite of Remembrance for Sister Mary Kay

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