Sister Rosa Rauth, OP

Sister Rosa Rauth, OP, died April 21, 2023. Professed in 1950, she taught music and/or math in the following schools: St. Joseph Cathedral High School, Sioux Falls, SD; Holy Rosary, Oklahoma City, OK; St. Cecilia Grade and High Schools, Omaha, NE; Edgewood Campus and High Schools, both Madison, WI; Holy Trinity Grade School and Trinity High School, both Bloomington, IL; Bethlehem Academy, Faribault, MN; and Newman High School, Wausau, WI, where she was also registrar. Sr. Rosa taught liturgical music at Edgewood College, Madison, WI, and served as director of music ministry at St. Patrick Parish, Rockford, IL; piano teacher at St. Patrick School Rockford, IL; and in transportation at the Rockford convents for her fellow Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. She continued to share her musical gifts as piano teacher, organist, and accompanist at the Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, WI. Sister Rosa loved music to her core. She conducted countless choirs; held recitals; and integrated her vast skills in liturgical music, contemporary songs, and lively parodies. She was fun, kind, helpful, and always generous with her time. May she rest in peace. Click here to send a memorial online.