Betty Gits, CSJ
Betty Gits, CSJ, a dynamic teacher, gregarious lover of people, gifted storyteller, avid Minnesota Twins fan and woman of deep faith, was born in Marshall, Minnesota on March 22, 1925 to Edmund and Theresa (Honsa) Gits. In 1943, she entered the community of the Sisters of St. Joseph where she was given the name Sister St. Gregory. In 1958, Betty received a BS in Sociology and Education from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul. She was an elementary teacher at many Twin City schools. After teaching, she became the first lay Pastoral Administrator in Minnesota, serving several parishes including St. Raphael in Springfield and St. Thomas in Sanborn.
Betty died peacefully at Carondelet Village in St. Paul on October 7, 2022. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, 1884 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, with burial following at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights.