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Franciscan Sister Janice Bahl, serving in schools and parishes, dies

Posted on October 12th, 2015

Sister Janice Miriam BahlThe Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia served 48 of her 50 years in the congregation in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, ministering in education and parish services.

Msgr. Bartholomew O’Brien, humble and humorous, dies at 76

Posted on October 12th, 2015

Msgr. Bartholomew J. O'BrienThe former pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Philadelphia is remembered for his simplicity, musical gifts and pastoral wisdom, by younger priests who served with him.

Deacon Albert George of South Philadelphia dies at 66

Posted on October 12th, 2015

Deacon Albert GeorgeThe permanent deacon and retired Boeing specialist had a saying he and his wife shared: “Each for the other and both for the Lord.” Those were the last words the couple spoke before he died.

Sister Rose Spingler, IH.M., longtime Cardinal Dougherty teacher, dies

Posted on October 12th, 2015

Sister M. Rose Anthony Spingler, I.H.M.The religious sister ministered for 57 years with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, mostly in high schools.

Sister Eleanor Shields, teacher and principal, dies at 92

Posted on October 12th, 2015

Sr-ShieldsThe Sister of St. Joseph was a Philadelphia native who taught in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and in other Catholic schools in the region during her 70 years of religious life.

Sister Philip Marie Wendel, I.H.M., dies at age 94

Posted on October 12th, 2015

Sr-WendelThe sister from Lancaster, Pa., taught in schools throughout eastern Pennsylvania and Miami during her 76 years of religious life.

Sister Marita Catherine Leinmiller dies at age 86

Posted on August 21st, 2015

Sister Marita Catherine, I.H.M.The I.H.M. sister taught in Catholic schools in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and served as a pastoral minister in a New Jersey parish for 20 years.

Sister Mary Appolonia Matijasic, I.H.M., dies at 93

Posted on August 20th, 2015

Sister Mary Appolonia Matjasic Sister Mary taught for 40 years at Immaculata University, as well as in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Diocese of Allentown, and Chile.

Father Stephen White, civil lawyer and parish priest, dies at 62

Posted on August 11th, 2015

Father Stephen C. WhiteOrdained in 1986 and known for his “brilliant” mind and ability to weave old songs into his homilies, he had been retired due to health reasons.

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