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Published August 05 2012

Sister Mary Catherine Palmer

Sister Mary Catherine Palmer, Fargo, will celebrate her 100th birthday and her 80th anniversary of religious profession at an open house from 1:30 to 4 p.m. today at the Presentation Center, 1101 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. No gifts, please.

She was born Aug, 5, 1912, in North Washington, Iowa, to William and Mary (Lentz) Palmer. She entered Sacred Heart Convent in 1929 and professed her vows in 1932. She taught for more than 60 years in parochial schools in North Dakota. In 1989, she was a nominee for the Ruth Meiers Service to Children Award and in 1992 she was a YWCA Woman of the Year. Over the years she received many awards and recognition from the Fargo Diocese School System.