Going through the file of Sister Gonzaga Cotter, Sister Alfreda found these two beautiful prayer cards given to Sister Gonzaga. Annie Cotter had attended Mount Saint Joseph Academy during the school year of 1907-1908. She returned home to Tennessee for Christmas that year and responding to the call to religious life, she entered the novitiate at Mount St. Joseph on January 6, 1908. Seven months later Annie received the Ursuline habit and was given the name Sister Gonzaga. She eventually become the Mother Superior of the community from 1934-1937. These prayer cards were given to Sister Gonzaga during her early years at Mount Saint Joseph.
From Mother Aloysius, this prayer card reads “Memento of your 18th birthday, 1st birthday at Maple Mount! May you be as fervent in saving your soul as was St. Aloysius! June 21, 1908 Mother Aloysius.”
From Father Volk, this card reads “Holy Christmas and New Year, Sister Gonzaga Cotter. P Joseph Volk 1912”