Sister M. Catherine Green, I.H.M. (formerly known as Sister John Aloysius), died Feb. 5 in Camilla Hall, Immaculata in the 73rd year of her religious life. She was 91 years old.
Born in Philadelphia, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sept. 8, 1945 from Immaculate Conception Parish in Philadelphia. She pronounced her first vows in 1948.
From that point forward, Sister Catherine served in many capacities during her religious journey: grade school teacher, high school teacher, principal, superior and office assistant.
Sister Catherine served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In August 2009, she entered Camilla Hall where her service continued in the Apostolate of Prayer.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 9 at Camilla Hall by her nephew, Father Daniel F.X. Powell, with Father William Dean concelebrating.
Sister Catherine was predeceased by her parents John Aloysius and Catherine Fagan, as well as her sister Anna T. Powell (Daniel), her I.H.M. aunt, Sister Regina Ange and I.H.M. cousin, Sister Marie Kelly.
Donations may be made in Sister Catherine’s memory to Camilla Hall, c/o IHM Mission Advancement, 230 IHM Drive, Malvern, PA 19355.
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