Sr. Marie Therese was born in 1913 in League City and baptized at St. Mary's Catholic Church there. Her parents were born in Italy and immigrated to Texas. Sr. Marie Therese entered the congregation in 1937. She graduated from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio and received a master's degree in education from the University of Texas. She began her teaching career in 1939 at All Saints School in Houston and went on to teach at St. Agnes Academy, St. Mary's in Port Arthur, Sacred Heart Academy in Galveston, St. Mary's in Taylor, and Newman School in Austin. She spent 24 years working as business manager for Bishop L.J. Reicher in Austin until her retirement to the Villa in 1984. Sr. Marie Therese was truly a grateful person, always thanking everyone so many times for even the smallest things that were done for her.