Grace Mary Whittaker, SCN, is being honored by Saint Joseph Montessori Childen’s Center where she is in ministry. She recently received a plaque for being an outstanding volunteer. She can always be found smiling and laughing as she helps out in the classrooms.

Sister Grace is a much loved presence on the Nazareth Motherhouse Campus, Nazareth, Kentucky. Step into the Visitors Center, she welcomes you to Nazareth. Walk into the dining room, she pops up from her seat to get you a cup of coffee. Stop by the Montessori school, you see kids clammer to hug her. Her recent ministries have involved offering hospitality and greeting visitors. Sister Grace has also been very active with SCN mission trips. Her trips have taken her to Appalachia and to New Orleans. In New Orleans, Sister Grace has attended Nun Build three times.

A native of Bradford, Massachusetts, Sister Grace made vows in 1958. Early on she served at the Infants Home in Louisville, Kentucky and went on to teach primary grades in Calvert City, Kentucky. Sister Grace also spent nearly thirty years at the front desk of the Motherhouse greeting guests, answering questions, and running the switchboard.

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