Sister Thomas du St. Dominique did something that few people can say they have accomplished. Sister Thomas, who has served in Gallup for 15 years, celebrated 70 years of Religious Profession and 90 years of life!
Born in Detroit, Michigan, she met the Little Sisters in high school when a group from school came to sing for the elderly at the Home in Detroit. Sister Thomas knew that that was where God was calling her. She entered, went to the Novitiate in Queens Village, New York, and made her first Profession in 1944. After that Sister Thomas served at many Homes, including San Pedro and Chicago, before coming to Gallup.
Father Tomas Maikowski, who celebrated her Jubilee Mass, brought out all the goodness that Sister Thomas has done in her long life, and it is a life that each Christian is called to, with the joy of serving our Lord.
Bishop James Wall was unable to come on the day of the Jubilee, but he came the following day. He said the years he has been in Gallup visiting the e Little Sisters, many things have changed, but Sister Thomas is always there, and not many can say they have been at Villa Guadalupe for 15 years straight!
We pray that God Bless Sister Thomas for her many years of serving our Lord in the Elderly Poor!