Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Monday, June 25, 2018

GUILFORD – Dominican Sister Mary of God (Mary Barbara) Kain, 88, a Dominican nun of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in North Guilford, died there on Aug. 23, 2013, after a brief illness.

She was born on May 17, 1925, in Oak Park, Ill., the daughter of the late Richard and Ellen Mae Quinn Kain. She is survived by her brother Ed Kain of Illinois and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Sister Mary of God graduated from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind., and received a doctorate from its Graduate School of Sacred Theology.

She entered the Monastery of Our Lady of Grace on Oct. 4, 1952, and professed solemn vows there in 1957. She served her community in many capacities over the years, including as librarian, sacristan, council member and Scripture teacher. She also had been president of the Conference of Dominican Nuns.