In Memoriam

October 26, 1928-
April 28, 2021



Sister Ann Regis Barrett of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sister Ann Regis Barrett of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was born October 26, 1928 In Scranton, PA. Her father was Michael J. and her mother was Mary M. Andres. She had one brother, John.

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December 24, 1929-
March 22, 2021



Sister Cora Marie McGuire of the Trinity

Cora Ann McGuire was born on December 24, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY to Peter and Frances McGuire. Cora was born into a large and loving family, she had 10 brothers and sisters.

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May 31, 1927-
January 27, 2021



Sister Paul Miriam Marcigliano of Jesus

Carmela Marcigliano, known to us as Sr. Paul Miriam of Jesus, was born in Brooklyn on May 31, 1927, to Antonio and Anna Marcigliano. Both her parents were Italian immigrants. She was the fifth of five children and was baptized at St. Rocco’s in Brooklyn.

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October 23, 1937-
January 15, 2021



Sister Virginia Morris of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Mary Virginia Morris was born to Charles and Mary Morris on October 23, 1937 in Harrisburg PA. She grew up in St. Francis of Assisi Parish and in his letter to Mother Mary Francis, her pastor recommended Mary Virginia for entrance as a girl of solid piety and a frequent communicant.

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July 7, 1935-
September 16, 2020



Sister Jeanne Margaret Denny of the Passion of Jesus

Florence was a member of the MCA, and worked as a legal secretary. At the age of 22 she entered on February 2, 1957, and took the name Sr. Jeanne Margaret of the Passion of Jesus. After professing first vows, she continued in the Juniorate and remained at the Motherhouse for three additional years after completing her studies

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July 5, 1929-
July 15, 2020



Sister Catherine Murray of the Holy Spirit

Catherine Anne Murray was born on July 5, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY to John Murray and Belinda Finnerty Murray both immigrants from Ireland. Baptized at St. Paul’s Brooklyn, Catherine was one of five children. She was a member of the Missionary Cenacle Apostolate for 3 1/2 years before entering in the community in 1952.

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December 8, 1919-
June 15, 2020



Sister Josefa Marie Cordero of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sr. Josefa Marie Cordero of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was born Maria Josefa Cordero to Amalio and Juanita E. Vera Cordero in Juana Diaz, PR on December 8, 1919. Sr. Josefa entered the MSBTs on February 11, 1950 and professed her final vows on March 25, 1955. During her 70 years as an MSBT, Sr. Josefa served in Coamo, Rio Piedras, Ponce, Cabo Rojo and Humacao, Puerto Rico, as well as, Philadelphia PA.

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April 1, 1937-
April 13, 2020



Sister Patricia Kelly of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sr. Patricia Kelly of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was born to John and Helena Kelly in Scranton, PA on April 1, 1937. She was baptized at St. Peter’s Cathedral parish on April 11, 1937. Pat was the third of four children. Her brothers are John, Jerry (deceased), and Jim. Pat was also close to her sister-in-laws and to her nieces and nephews.

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December 31, 1928-
August 28, 2019



Sister Silvia Arias of the Good Shepherd

Sister Silvia devoted her entire life to missionary service in various locations including Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; Coamo, San Juan, Mayaguez, and Ponce, Puerto Rico.

At Ponce she was a member of the Board of Directors of Centros Sor Isolina Ferré she had also held the position of CEO, was Executive Director of the Tabaiba Center and Custodian of the Mission. A True Missionary!

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September 6, 1922-
August 7, 2018



Regina Frances Lang (Jean to her family) was born September 6, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA. She was the first of nine children born to Jacob and Marie Lang. Growing up in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, Jean and the family were members of Immaculate Conception Parish.

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March 1, 1929-
March 12, 2018

Having been an active member of the MCA in Brooklyn, she came to know the community. She entered the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed on February 11, 1949 from Brooklyn, NY. As a Novice she took the name Sister Alice Margaret of the Child Jesus. She professed her first vows on August 15, 1950 and final vows on March 25, 1954.

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June 30, 1923-
November 7, 2017

Sister Vincent Marie’s history is a remarkable reflection of the particular spirit which impels the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity. Father Judge said, “We should not appear as a dietitian, a financier, a teacher. We should appear first as men and women of God. As a Missionary.."

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August 6, 1931-
September 12, 2017

Anita entered the community on February 11, 1952 and was sent to Phenix City Alabama for the first 5 months of her postulancy. She arrived in Philadelphia in July to continue her postulancy and began her novitiate on August 15 of that same year and received the name, Sr. Mary Ignatius of the Holy Cross.

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December 9, 1936-
July 16, 2017

Elizabeth Josephine Bloodworth was born December 9, 1936 in Fort Benning, Georgia and baptized in the Chapel there.   She was the 12th of 14 children born to Daniel and Elizabeth Kendrick Bloodworth, from Gordon and Selma, GA respectively.

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March 6, 1935-
June 20, 2017

Sr. Genevieve Gomez of the Sacred Heart was born in Brooklyn, NY, March 6, 1935 to Gregorio and Consuelo Gomez. Genevieve was the youngest of 6 children: Iris, Consuelo, Jack, Ida, Rose and Genevieve.

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November 24,1929-
March 14, 2017

Sr. Joan Marie O’Neil of the Sacred Heart was born on November 24, 1929 in Cambridge, MA. The daughter of Henry O’Neil and Mary Hynes, Joan Marie was baptized at St. Patrick church in Cambridge and there received her First Communion and was confirmed. She had an older sister, Audrey, whom she loved dearly.

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October 13, 1914-
February 21, 2017

Mary Agnes Kelleher was the daughter of Michael and Kathryn Kelleher. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, and was an active member of the MCA for many years before she entered at the age of 26.

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June 7, 1927-
November 14, 2016

Sister Anne Boniface of the Sacred Heart was born Anna Marie Kathleen Doyle in Bayonne, New Jersey on June 7, 1927 to Gregory Doyle and Anna Ewald. She was baptized at St. Andrew’s Parish, Bayonne, NJ on June 27, 1927.

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November 9, 1930-
November 3, 2016

After reading the pamphlet “What Richer Life”, she wrote to Mother Mary Frances for more information about the community in 1949. She entered on August 5, 1950, made first profession of vows on March 25, 1952 and final profession on March 25, 1955.

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March 16, 1931-
August 2, 2016

Since entering in 1953, Sr. Catherine worked tirelessly at all of her missions and had a heart for the poor. She wanted to give them more than food, she wanted them to experience healing and reconciliation.

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July 11, 1921-
June 6, 2016

On February 11, 1942 Eleanor Kiely entered the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity.  Her first profession was made on August 15, 1943 and her final profession was made on March 25, 1947. She received a degree in Social Studies from Seton Hall Univ. in 1963 and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 1965.

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September 3, 1928-
March 1, 2016

Donata Mary Aquilino was born to Donato Aquilino and Lucia Ruffo on September 3rd 1928, in South Philadelphia. . Her parents had migrated from Italy and settled in South Philly. Sister was baptized and confirmed at Epiphany Parish. A member of a large family she was especially close to her sister Carmela.

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December 25, 1929-
March 22, 2016

Frances Therese Zindel was born to Isabel Fraustet and Louis Joseph Zindel, in Bayonne, New Jersey on Christmas day 1929 and baptized on January 5, 1930 at St. Henry Parish in Bayonne. She was one of four children her older sister, Eileen was a member of the Benedictine Community at the time Fran was applying to our Community.  Her sister Marie married as did her brother Eugene. She was close to her nieces and nephews, it was clear she loved them dearly.

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June 20, 1930-
February 14, 2015

In a letter to her sister Mary when she was still in high school, she wrote of her apostolic work with the MCA, “I really love the work, though, and never, I can honestly say, do I feel happier than when I’m doing work with the Outer Cenacle. Not even on my birthday or when I get a new dress.” Francis Louise entered on September 24, 1949, made her first profession of vows on March 25, 1951 and her final profession of vows on March 25, 1954.

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