Sister Marygrace (Ginger) Peters, died at the age of 66 on Saturday, February 21, 2009, of complications from cancer and pneumonia. A wake service for Sr. Ginger was held Thursday evening, February 26, and her funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m., Friday, February 27, at Holy Rosary Parish in Houston. A memorial Mass was celebrated for Sr. Ginger in the Aquinas Institute Chapel on Sunday, March 8, at 10:30 am.
Sr. Marygrace (“Ginger”) Peters, OP, was prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, TX (2004-2009) and former Associate Professor of Church History at Aquinas Institute (1994-2004).
Sr. Ginger was a beloved teacher and colleague who joined the AI faculty as Assistant Professor of Church History in 1994, and was promoted to Associate Professor of Church History in the spring of 1997. She received her M.A. in Theology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 1975 and her Ph.D. in Religious Studies History of Christianity from Boston University in 1993.
Sr. Ginger’s life was marked by her commitment to education as well to leadership within her Dominican community. In addition to her years as a graduate school professor and before becoming her community’s prioress in 2004, she served as an elementary and high school teacher and coach, a parish pastoral minister, a campus minister, a frequent retreat and conference presenter, and as formation director and then general councilor of the Dominican Sisters of Houston.