Born into eternal life: 26 Nov 2010
Sr. Benedicta (Sr. Mary Benedicta) Beckes (98) died on November 26, 2010, at Lourdes Nursing Home in Waterford, Michigan, in her 82nd year of religious profession.
Born Rose Beckes, a miner's daughter, to Andrew and Elizabeth (Michalak) Beckes in Allouez, Michigan, she was one of 11 children. When Rose was still young, her mother died at the age of 39. Though her father never remarried, Rose and her siblings grew up in a house full of love and support.