Sister Anna's Story
Sister Anna Marie Kalinauskas, 89, of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Danville passed to God on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Emmanuel Center, Danville.
She was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Dickson City, and baptized in St. Mary's Church.
After graduating from high school, she attended Marywood University in Scranton. In 1952, she entered the Carmelite Monastery in Loretto, as an extern Sister. In 1953, she went on the foundation to the Carmel in Mount Carmel and made her profession of vows in 1955. In 1970, she became a Choir nun in the monastery in Elysburg.
As extern Sister, Anna, welcomed those who came to the monastery, receiving their requests for prayers and offering counsel and a listening heart. She found spiritual sustenance in nature and spent many hours in a hermitage on the beautiful monastery property.
Sister Anna was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Anna (Kulikowska) Kalinauskas; by her brothers, Norman, Sr. and Robert.
She is survived by two nephews, Michael Kalson of San Antonio, Texas and Norman (Vince) Kalson Jr., of Ramrod Key, Fla.; one niece, Maria Kalson Collins, of Charleston, S.C.; one grandniece, Samantha Kalson; numerous cousins, including Karen and Robert McDermott, of Duryea.
A viewing will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Maria Hall Chapel, Danville, followed by the recitation of the Rosary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1:30 p.m. followed by interment in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brady Funeral Home, Danville.
Published on January 9, 2018