Seventy years ago, Sister Mary Louise Ajuria was one of six nuns — Mercedarian Missionaries of Berriz, Spain — who came to Kansas City. The nuns began a retirement home that now is based in Liberty. At age 94, she now runs the retirement center shop at the Our Lady of Mercy Country Home, and she wants to keep working. “If God’s willing and people are willing, I will do all I can do until the last moment,” she says.
Seventy years ago, Sister Mary Louise Ajuria was one of six nuns — Mercedarian Missionaries of Berriz, Spain — who came to Kansas City. The nuns began a retirement home that now is based in Liberty. At age 94, she now runs the retirement center shop at the Our Lady of Mercy Country Home, and she wants to keep working. “If God’s willing and people are willing, I will do all I can do until the last moment,” she says. Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com
Seventy years ago, Sister Mary Louise Ajuria was one of six nuns — Mercedarian Missionaries of Berriz, Spain — who came to Kansas City. The nuns began a retirement home that now is based in Liberty. At age 94, she now runs the retirement center shop at the Our Lady of Mercy Country Home, and she wants to keep working. “If God’s willing and people are willing, I will do all I can do until the last moment,” she says. Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com

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