Sr. Teresa Gurule, OP

September 2, 1939 ~ December 22, 2020 (age 81)


Dominican Sister of Peace Teresa Gurule, OP (81), a native of Los Lunas, New Mexico, died on December 22, 2020, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, Kentucky.  Sr. Teresa is survived by two brothers, Orlando Gurule and David Gurule and several nieces and nephews.

A Dominican for 61 years, Sr. Teresa earned Certificates for Master Catechist and Pastoral Education.  Sister Teresa spent much of her religious life in retreat and parish work.  She ministered in the retreat houses in Elkins Park, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Schenectady, NY and Albuquerque, NM.  Sister assisted at the Loretto Residence Center in Dayton, OH.  Later she ministered in parish ministry in San Felipe, NM; Queen of Heaven, NM; Holy Family, NM and the Catholic Center in New Mexico where she worked in the education department assisting with the audio/visuals.  

In 2014, Sr. Teresa moved to St. Catharine Motherhouse (St. Catharine, KY) where she provided community service.  Then in 2017, she moved to Sansbury Care Center (St. Catharine, KY), where she began a ministry of prayer and presence.

Arrangements are handled by Hale–Polin–Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield, Kentucky. Due to the COVID19 pandemic restrictions, graveside services will be private.  Burial will be in the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.  A memorial mass will be held at a later date at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, KY.  Date to be announced.

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