Sister Guadalupe Rosales, HMSS, a Sister of the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, 89 years old, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on October 11, 2022. She was born April 7, 1933 in Torreon, Coahuila Mexico. Madre Guadalupe Rosales de la Eucaristia entered the Congregation of the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament on June 21, 1953. Her father died when she was eight years old, and her mother placed her and her sister in boarding school in order for her mother to be able to go to work. She lived a very happy life with her Religious Sisters (the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament). When she graduated from grammar school in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, the principal of the school told her mother that she could put her in a boarding school run by the same congregation in Corpus Christi, TX. After Madre Guadalupe graduated from high school, she joined the Sisters in San Antonio, TX where they had the house of formation and she entered the Congregation of the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament at the age of 19. Sister Guadalupe was an excellent school teacher in the different communities where she was assigned, such as San Antonio, TX, Corpus Christi, TX, San Diego, CA, and Barstow, CA and loved by many of her students. She served as Regional Superior from 2000-2006. She has been in Baton Rouge, LA since November 2011. Sister Guadalupe was still Regional Superior when the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament arrived in Baton Rouge, April 2001.
Visiting hours will take place at the Chapel of Divine Providence, Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center, 17560 George O’Neal Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70817 on October 14, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Rosary prayed at 11:00 AM. Catholic Mass will be celebrated at the Chapel of Divine Providence at 12:00 PM by Bishop Michael Duca.
Pallbearers will be the Mercedarian Sisters.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament/The Sister Dulce Foundation, Inc. for the Novitiate House. www.mercedariansisters.org/novitiate-house-building-fund/ The Mercedarian Sisters wishes to extend special thanks to the CSMPC prayer partners team for all their service in transporting Sister Guadalupe to her medical treatments.