Sister Mary Grace Mecke, OSB
Sister Mary Grace Mecke, O.S.B., a Benedictine Sister of Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, Ala., died on Monday, October 21, 2019, at the age of 93. Vespers for the Dead will be prayed Wednesday, October 23, at 5 p.m. in Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel in Cullman, followed by Visitation until 8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 24, with Rev. John O'Donnell, O.S.B., presiding and Msgr. Michael Sexton offering the homily and concelebrating. Interment in the monastery cemetery will follow.
Sister Mary Grace was preceded in death by her parents, Leo Louis Mecke and Madgalena Kobus Mecke; by her sisters, Mary Mecke Joly, Clarissa Mecke Epping, and Agnes Mecke Joly; and by her brothers, John Mecke, Leo Mecke, and Harold Mecke.
Survivors include her Benedictine Sisters and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family, and beloved friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, AL, 916 Convent Rd., Cullman, AL, 35055.
Published on October 22, 2019


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Mary Margaret Joly Fogarty
Oct 24, 2019
Sister Mary Grace and I talked frequently on the phone.
She always ended every phone call by saying:
“I love you Mary Margaret.”
I treasure our deep friendship.
I love her so much and will always keep her in
my heart.
Love always
Mary Margaret
Gary Williams
Oct 22, 2019
Prayers 🙏