Sr. Peter Marie Munoz-Najar

sr. peter munoz-najar
Munoz-Najar, Sister Peter Marie, C.S.J., passed away August 9, 2012 , a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since March 19, 1956. Sister Peter Marie was born August 4, 1926 in Arequipa, Peru and taught in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles most notably at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, CA. . She is survived by her brother, Antonio and sisters Marta and Carmen Munoz-Najar. Vigil Service will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 4:30PM and Funeral Mass at 7PM, both at Carondelet Center. Graveside service will be Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 10AM in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA. Donations in memory of Sister Peter Marie Munoz-Najar may be sent to: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

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  1. My sincere condolences. Sr Peter Marie was an amazing person. As tiny as she was she proved herself to be a large strong woman. She’s an inspiration to us all and will be truly missed. Ruthie

  2. Nuestras sinceras condolencias por la perdida de una maestra de nuestras hijas esperamos dios la tenga en su santo seno y condolencias para todos los catedraticos de bishop.


  4. I will always remember you not only as my spanish teacher at Bishop Conaty but as a very special person that helped me become a better person.. You touched all of our lives and gave us so much without asking anything in return. I have beautiful stories to share with my daughters about you. Thank you so much for all your lessons but most of all thank you for caring!

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Sister Peter Marie. She was an amazing human being, holy woman and great mentor to so many!!! I had the honor of being her student at Bishop Conaty H.S class of 89. I will always remember her so fondly and with great love…may God grant her eternal rest!!

  6. My deepest sympathy goes out to Sr. Peter Marie’s family. She was a great teacher and even better person.

  7. I just want to first say that I love you very much Sister Peter Marie. Since I graduated from Bishop Conaty, you were one teacher that inspired me so much. I remember when I brought you the rosary from Italy, and in return you prayed for my future well being and family. I thank you so much for doing that, because of prayers and blessing from you I built the strength to graduate and go to college.My heart breaks to hear you are gone, but since I left Bishop you have been in my heart and thoughts. RIP Sister Peter Marie, I love you very much forever.

  8. Sister Peter Marie was truly an amazing person with a charming wit, if she shared that with you. I’ll never forget my first day of class, when she discovered that my family was also from Arequipa Peru..thereon, she made sure that I took her spanish class for 4 years 🙂 – gotta love her for that…ahora, pude leer, escribir y hablar espanol mejor. Gracias!!

  9. Rest In Peace Sr. Peter Marie. You were my Religion teacher when I went to Bishop Conaty Memorial High School in 1983. You were a wonderful teacher…firm and devoted to your faith and devoted to the young women who attended BCMHS. I will always remember your warm smile and charming sense of humor. You always made me feel like I was part of your family. I will miss you. On Behalf of the Ladies of BCMHS…may your voyage to heaven be a glorious one. You are one of God’s angels now.

  10. You will be missed but not forgotten. I don’t know of any BCLHS girl who can’t share a great story about you. You made an impact on many of our lives. Thank you! Teresa Hernandez

  11. sister peter marie, u r one of the many teachers from bishop who will never escape my memories , you taught us how to be strong hispanic women ,u helped us become the women we r today thank u sister peter marie.No one can or will ever fill your shoes at bishop we lost the best but we got to know the best to!lucky us!

  12. Con todo el dolor de mi corazon escribo estas palabras Sister Peter Marie fue una gran persona y amiga mia en la escuela preparatoria Bishop Conaty-Loretto yo trabaje alli como secretaria. Tengo recuerdos muy bonitos de ella, mis hijos tambien la conocieron y tambien recuerdan cuando ella jugaba con ellos les movia su oreja. Siempre que hablamos de ella en casa la recuerdan como la Hermana que movia su oreja. Sister Peter Marie nunca sera olvidada en mi familia hay muchos recuerdos muy bonitos que compartimos cuando trabajabamos en la escuela. Hermana se que esta en un lugar muy bonito porque solo las personas como usted llegan hasta alla. En mi corazon la llevare siempre. La extranare! Nazira

  13. A wonderful woman has passed but her great teachings will always continue. You will always be remembered in our hearts. BCMHS Class of ’87

  14. I am grateful for the life and dedication of this wonderful woman of God, who educated so many in her years of ministry. I thank God she was a colleague of mine and now shares in the heavenly banquet. Prayers and condolences to her family and religious community.

  15. Very sad news. May you rest in peace Sister Peter Marie. Things you taught over the years have stayed in my heart and I thank you for for all that wit and wisdom. I still sit up straight and remember not to cross my legs 🙂 You helped me believe, that there was something really special about me and that I would achieve great things. Thank you for that belief. You helped our family so much and we have always remembered your kindness. Love, Maria LLanely Medrano – student from Bishop Conaty Our Lady of Loretto

  16. Sr. Peter Marie was my favorite teacher. She was witty and had a great sense of humor, combined with true caring for her students and a passion for learning. May she rest in peace–she deservesit!

  17. May you rest in peace, Sister. I attended Bishop Montgomery H.S. (1961 -1965) and always enjoyed your wonderful smile, quick humor, and obvious joy in teaching and being among young people. Thank you for your life of devotion to God and to all the lives you touched at Bishop Montgomery. God bless you. Terry Ehrsam BMHS ’65

  18. I am Alberto Muoz-Najar the sister nephew. I am moved by what I read of her students and I am happy that she has impacted positively on your lives. I’m sure that was always her desire. Keep Always my aunt in your prayers and in your hearts. I thank you very much.

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