In Memoriam: Sister Angela Mis, OCD

immisaSister Angela Mis, OCD, 84, died of causes related to age at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, ID on January 2, 2001. She was born Julia Kathryn Mis in Fall River, MA, to Josef and Elizabeth Wewiorski Mis.

She made profession in 1952 as a Carmelite Sister at the Monastery of Mary Mother of Grace, Lafayette, LA. There she served the community as receptionist, sacristan and in domestic work. In 1975 she came to the Monastery of St. Gertrude at the invitation of her niece, Sr. Mary Forman, and Prioress Regina O’Connell. Sr. Angela remained true to her calling as a Carmelite sister during her years at St. Gertrude’s.

At Cottonwood Sr. Angela ministered as receptionist and domestic worker. She joined the Benedictine Sisters in their public prayers, and continued the Carmelite way of prayer, penance, silence and solitude in her personal spirituality. She had a profound devotion to St. Therese of Lisieux and strove to imitate St. Therese’s simplicity, love for the whole world, and unfailing commitment to being what God willed her to be.

She carried on an extensive correspondence with family and friends until about five years ago when her health of body and mind diminished significantly. She will be remembered by many as a gentle, encouraging, faithful and grateful person.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother John, and her sister Mary. She is survived by her sisters Eugenia Forman of Boise, ID, and Antoinette Miskiewicz of Jersey City, NJ, and seven nieces and their families.

Vigil Service was held at the Monastery of St. Gertrude chapel on Thursday, January 4, 2001. The funeral was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 5, 2001, at the monastery chapel. Rev. Meinrad Schallberger, OSB, presided, and Sr. Mary Forman, OSB, gave the reflections. Sr. Angela was buried in the monastery cemetery.