In Memoriam

Sister Carol Ann Dulka, OP (Mary Teresina)


As in the scripture from the book of Ruth, she left the culture and land she knew and learned to walk softly with another culture and land in South Carolina. Just as Ruth did with her mother-in-law, Naomi, Carol made her new home among a group unknown to her until her arriving in South Carolina. … Carol came to listen and walk humbly among these people. She served them in any way she could.

This passage from Sister Carol Ann Dulka’s funeral homily, written by Sisters Kitty Bethea and Mary Rae Waller, refers to the ministry Sister Carol and Sister Mary Lequier carried out for more than thirty years among the Native Americans living around Ridgeville, South Carolina.

The pair’s outreach to one of the poorest areas of the Diocese of Charleston was a far cry, both in geography and in culture, from Cleveland, Ohio, where Sister Carol was born on March 8, 1943. She was the fifth of six boys and girls born to Anthony and Emeline (Horney) Dulka, along with Richard, William, Joseph, Patricia, and Mary Ann, who was born when Carol was nine years old.

Read more about Sister Carol Ann (pdf)

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



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Avatar  Leslie Emond last monthReply

Sister Mary Teresina was my 3rd grade teacher at St. Pius.
I realize now that she was probably only 21 yrs old at the time.
I remember her clearly, after all these years.
She loved nature , animals, and small creatures.
She would catch grasshoppers and show us, and tell us how beautiful they are.
I learned a great respect for nature and wildlife from her.
Sister was an awesome teacher.
Remembered very fondly.

Avatar  Maureen (Moran) Williams 3 years agoReply

Dear Sister Pat and Adrian Sisters,

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you bid farewell to your beloved sister. May she rest in peace.

Sister Pat, We, your Hoban Dominican classmates are thinking of you and praying for you at this time.

God bless you and keep you.

Avatar  Carol Toth 3 years agoReply

We are so sorry for your loss. Carol was so kind to Dick's Mom after his Dad died. She kept in contact with her and Martha S was so happy to talk to her. I am certain that God welcome her, Carol and Dick Toth.

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