On August 6th Sr. Maureen Theresa Ann commemorated her 25th anniversary of profession as a Little Sister of the Poor. Msgr. Joseph Brennan, Moderator of the Curia, celebrated Mass which included the renewal of vows. Her mother, two brothers and two sisters along with other family members were a joyful addition to all who joined Sr. Maureen for the day.
Sr. Maureen dedicated her jubilee to Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland. After her final vows, she served in multiple homes in Ireland and spent time with her mother’s family who live near Dublin. From these experiences she learned a special devotion to Our Lady of Knock. A beautiful portrait of Our Lady of Knock was presented to her during the afternoon’s program.
“The entertainment theme for her party was Sr. Maureen’s Favorite Things,” explains Bing Vargas, Activities Director. “We had songs by John Denver, Irish Dancers, a sign language performance, animals from Old McDonalds farm and more.” The Residents, Volunteers, Association Jeanne Jugan members, and talented community members all participated in the production which concluded with a song to our Lady of Knock.
Sr. Maureen was born the third of eight children in New York. The family soon moved to Maryland, joined the Shrine of St. Jude Parish and became active in the local community. After high school, she volunteered at the home of the Little Sisters in Washington DC. Over the months, she became more and more attracted to the community and serving the elderly and decided to join the order. She was professed on August 29, 1987. Since then, she has served in 15 homes.
Congratulations, Sr. Maureen!
We thank you for your friendship
and years of service as a Little Sister of the Poor.