Sister Virgo Maria Werner, I.H.M., died Jan. 19 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata in the 68th year of her religious life. She was 86 years old.
Born in Wilmington, Del., Sister Virgo Maria entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1949 from St. Athanasius Parish in Philadelphia and professed her vows in 1951.
She served in the elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for many years as well as in the Dioceses of Allentown and Richmond. In 1980, Sister Virgo Maria was assigned to the staff of Camilla Hall and served in various positions.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at Camilla Hall Jan. 24. The celebrant and homilist was Msgr. Joseph Logrip and the concelebrant was Father William E. Dean.
Sister Virgo Maria is survived by members of her religious community, her sister Barbara Yeagle (Dean), her sister-in-law Henrietta Werner (John) and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Rose Milligan Werner and her brother John Werner.
Help keep Catholic media free, support CatholicPhilly.com
You may have noticed “pay walls” greeting you when you visit the websites of newspapers and magazines, both large and small. These mechanisms allow you to read a few articles for free before you’ve got to pay an annual fee if you want to see more.
You won’t find a pay wall on CatholicPhilly.com because we’re more than a news organization. We’re informing, inspiring and forming readers in the Catholic faith every day through the news, features and commentaries that we post on this site and share across social media.
It costs money to provide high-quality coverage of the local Catholic communities we primarily serve, while also distributing national and world news of interest to Catholics, plus the orthodox teachings of the Catholic faith.
Help us in this mission by making a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Or by credit card here: