Dominican Sisters of Houston
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Sister Emily Bordages, O.P.

Sister Emily Bordages, O.P.
Claire Bordages

Sister Emily was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. She attended St. Anthony Cathedral Catholic School for grade school and high school and was educated by Dominican sisters who taught there. “I was inspired by their love of God and by how they served others.” Sister Emily entered Sacred Heart Convent upon her high school graduation.

Sister Emily’s first assignment was at Sacred Heart Catholic School. She also taught at St. Austin Catholic School and at St. Agnes Academy. In 1958 Sister Emily went to teach at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Riverside, California. For 51 years Sister Emily taught at Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont, Texas.

Sister Emily has had wonderful years in her ministry touching the lives of many. “I just received a letter thanking me for helping the person cope with her grandmother’s death and for teaching her to say a decade of the rosary. She has since traveled to Italy and had the decade of rosary blessed by Pope Francis. She said her life has been changed by the kindness and love.”

Sister Emily retired from teaching in 2016. She resides at St. Dominic Villa, where she also helps out as receptionist. She enjoys reading, music, sports and keeping fit.

From submitted notes from Sister Emily Bordages, O.P.  June 2014.  Updated March 20, 2017.