Sister Maria Elena Gonzalez, Age 79

South Central

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Sister Maria Elena Gonzalez was born in Amarillo, Texas. A Sister of Mercy for 61 years, she entered the Community in Frontenac, Missouri. 

Sister Elena initially ministered as an elementary school teacher and eventually held many roles of leadership in the church and Community. As president of the Mexican American Catholic College (MACC) in San Antonio, Texas, from 1993 to 2007, she expanded MACC’s mission to work for intercultural understanding and racial justice.

In 2014, Sister Elena was missioned to Mercy Health Center Convent, and she volunteered as a Spanish translator at Good Samaritan Clinic in Oklahoma City.

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