The Sisters of St. Joseph request your prayers SISTER JOHN CASSIAN LOGUE, CSJ Who entered into eternal life on December 30, 2018 Welcome Home and Rosary on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm Vigil Service on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm Mass of Christian Burial on Friday January 4, 2019 at 10:30 am All Services in Holy Family Chapel, Nazareth, Michigan Mary Kathryn Logue was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 9, 1920, the daughter of Leo and Isabel (Reddie) Logue. She was a member of the St. David's Parish in Detroit at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on June 27, 1942. She received the name Sister John Cassian at her reception on January 3, 1943. She pronounced first vows on January 3, 1945 and final vows on January 3, 1948. Sister John Cassian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Nazareth College and a certificate in Medical Technology from St. John Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. For twenty-two years she ministered as a laboratory technologist at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mercy Hospital in Monroe, and St. John Hospital in Detroit. She then felt called to missionary work in health care and for the next twenty-three years worked at the Chimbote Center of Social Works in Chimbote, Peru as founder and director of their clinical laboratory. In 1991 she returned to Nazareth Center hoping later to return to Peru, but circumstances prevented that return. She did, however, visit Peru on a number of occasions and gave untiring support to the mission work through correspondence and prayer. At Nazareth Center, after so many years of active ministry, Sister John Cassian dedicated herself to deepening her relationship with God. She renewed old friendships and made new ones, companioned the sick and encouraged many through her letter writing. A woman of strong convictions, Sister John Cassian's life was deeply enriched by her many years of service both in the States and in Peru. She was a demanding but patient mentor to hundreds of laboratory students and inspired many by her deep faith and with stories about her various life experiences. Sister John Cassian lived a simple life, was a generous woman who put others first. During her later years at Nazareth Center she brought great joy to others with her weekly popcorn treats, her evening pinochle games, jigsqaw puzzles and her charming repertoire of jokes. Her commitment to justice and concern for all people continued through letter writing to government officials. She often quoted St. John's "God is love" and for her, all that mattereed in life is that "we love one another". She considered the love and support of family, her CSJ congregation and friends one of life's greatest blessings. May Sister John Cassian, good and faithful servant, now enjoy eternal life in God's kingdom. May She Rest in Peace! Surviving are Nephews; John, Mark, Tom (Laura), Norbert (Gretchen), and Mike (Sue). Nieces; Dorothy (Dave) Maki, and Mary Kay (Michael) LaChance, and the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Preceded in death by her parents and her Sister; Jane (Norbert) Madison. Friends will be received for a Welcom Home and Rosary Thursday January 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm and a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at Holy Family Chaple, Nazareth, MI. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday January 4, 2019 with Celebrant Rev. Fr. Don Klingler at 10:30 am at Holy Family Chaple, Nazareth, MI. Internment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Nazareth, MI. Arragenments made by Redmond Funeral Home 4100 S. Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008. (269) 343-6156 www.redmondfuneralhome.net.