Birth: Jul. 13, 1908 Profession: Feb. 2, 1940 Death: Oct. 25, 2009
Sister Ludwika Sofja Andrzejewska, Religious of the Sacred Heart, died peacefully at Teresian House on Sunday evening, October 25, 2009. Born in 1908, in Katy, Poland, “Sister Andy” was the daughter of Walenty Andrzejewska and Franciszka Majchrsak. She had four sisters and four brothers as well as five half-sisters and brothers. She entered the Society of the Sacred Heart on November 1, 1931 in Zbilitowska Gora, Poland, and, after making her first vows there, came to the United States as a missionary. She made her final vows at Barat College of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois, on February 2, 1940. During her many years of ministry, Sister Andy was a homemaker for her Religious of the Sacred Heart sisters and the children in Sacred Heart schools in Omaha, Nebraska, Lake Forest, Illinois, St. Joseph, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois. She was known for her sewing and her knitting and kept the little shops at both Duchesne Academy in Omaha and Kenwood in Albany full of delightful home made articles. Sister Andy came to Albany in 1982 and was an aid in the infirmary for as long as she was able. In 2007, she joined the community at Teresian House where she was an active participant. Her tiny four-foot, eight-inch frame was packed with energy and determination. She was fun loving and beloved by all who knew her including, most recently, the staff and residents of Carmel Gardens at Teresian House. During her active years, she worked earnestly to get donations of goods and money to send to her beloved family and friends in Poland, particularly after World War II. Sister Andy remained close to her family in spite of the geographical separation and after 1970, when cloister was lifted for the Religious of the Sacred Heart, she went a few times to visit them. Some of them, in turn, were able to visit her. She is survived by a sister and by many nieces and nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews, and her religious family who will sorely miss her. Sister Andy’s funeral will be at Teresian House on Tuesday, October 27 at 1:30 PM, following a viewing at 12:30. She will be buried in the Kenwood Cemetery.