Bio 1 of 4: Sister Dorothy Kazel
June 23, 2015
Dorothy Kazel, O.S.U. (1939-1980)
Dorothea Lu Kazel was born in Cleveland on June 30,1939, to Lithuanian-American parents, Joseph and Malvina Kazel.
Feeling called to a devoted religious life, Dorothy left her family and fiancé to join the Cleveland Ursuline Sisters in 1960.
After years of teaching in local high schools and a transformative missionary experience, in 1967 Dorothy joined the Cleveland Latin American Mission (CLAM).
During a 1968 retreat, Dorothy proclaimed that she wanted to be remembered as, “an alleluia from head to toe.” According to her retreat notes, she also showed determination to, “…accept the person I am with all my weaknesses and not to pretend that I don’t have them; that I may accept the fact that I am human and with this human nature to strive to become as perfect and loving a woman, Christian, and religious that I can be.” Read More »