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Father James Martin and his sister buried on same day

Posted on February 26th, 2015

The longtime parochial vicar at Holy Family Parish in Manayunk died one day after his sister, Theresa. Their joint funeral Mass was celebrated today by Bishop Robert Maginnis.


Phoenixville native taught in Philadelphia, N.J. schools as IHM sister

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Sister M. Thomasine Etzel taught locally for most of her 71 years in religious life. She died last week at age 90.


I.H.M. sister, longtime teacher for 75 years, dies at 94

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Immaculate Heart Sister Mary Frances Gavin was a product of the former Transfiguration Parish in West Philadelphia. She served in several archdioceses including Philadelphia, plus service in Peru.


Honored Franciscan sister, former hospital CEO, dies

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Sister Clare Carty, O.S.F., oversaw the expansion of St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne during her 17 years of leadership. The Hallahan graduate also received many community awards.


Notre Dame Sister who worked with youth in Philadelphia dies

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Sister Barbara Joan Zurine, 65, died last month of cancer. She ministered at St. Francis-St. Joseph Homes and St. Vincent Homes of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


Franciscan sister taught children, aided the elderly for half a century

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Sister Miriam Patrice Hausman, O.S.F., was dedicated to elementary and secondary education, and in pastoral ministry, particularly in gerontology. She died at age 77.


Immaculate Heart Sister, teacher in Philadelphia schools, dies

Posted on February 5th, 2015

Sister Marie Jamesine Gormley, I.H.M., was a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Philadelphia before entering religious life, where she taught in elementary and secondary schools for most of her 67 years with her congregation. She was 86.


Franciscan sister who was certified addictions counselor dies

Posted on February 5th, 2015

Sister Rosemary Napolitano, O.S.F., served in education and as an alcohol and drug counseling specialist primarily in Bergen County and Paterson, New Jersey. She was 72.


Deacon Mathieu Tielemans of Lansdale dies at 87

Posted on February 5th, 2015

The native of Belgium was ordained a permanent deacon in 1987 and served all his years of ministry at St. Stanislaus Parish, Lansdale. His funeral Mass was celebrated there Feb. 3.


Dominican sister, former leader of congregation, dies

Posted on January 27th, 2015

Dominican Sister of Peace Sister Carolyn Krebs, worked in ministry at the sisters’ former retreat house in Elkins Park, died Jan. 18.


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