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By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2004
Sister M. Joetta McGill, a member and retired treasurer general of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, died of heart failure Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 84. She was born Rebecca McGill in New Haven, Ky., where she was raised. She graduated from the Catholic Colored High School under the guidance of the Ursuline Sisters in Louisville, Ky. She then earned a bachelor's degree in education from St. Mary's College in Leavenworth, Kan. She entered the Oblate Sisters of Providence religious order in 1938 and took her vows in 1941.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2012
The Rev. John Wesley Bowen, a Roman Catholic priest and church historian who advocated sainthood for a 19th-century Baltimore woman, died of pneumonia Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 87 and lived in Catonsville. Born in Baltimore and raised on Linden Avenue, he attended Mount St. Joseph High School before entering the old St. Charles College, a seminary. He earned degrees in philosophy and theology at St. Mary's Seminary and the Catholic University of America, where he also earned a second master's degree.
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November 6, 2007
Sister Mary Reparata Clarke, a member and retired secretary general of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, died Oct. 28 of complications from diabetes at Summit Nursing Home in Catonsville. She was 90. Catherine Lois Clarke was born in Baltimore and raised on Druid Hill Avenue. She was a 1935 graduate of Douglass High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1957. In 1968, she earned a master's degree from Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y. Before entering her order in 1940, she worked as a typist and substitute teacher in Baltimore public schools.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2011
Sister Mary Carmen Deschapelles, an Oblate Sister of Providence and retired parochial school educator, died Dec. 29 of heart failure at Future Care Nursing Home at North Point. She was 86. Caridad Maria Deschapelles Cassio was born and raised in Cardenas, Cuba. She was a graduate of St. Jose High School in Cardenas and earned a bachelor's degree from Cardenas Institute. She entered the Oblate Sisters of Providence in 1944 and professed her vows in 1947, taking the name Sister Mary Carmen.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2000
Tomorrow afternoon, Mayor Martin O'Malley, Cardinal William H. Keeler, invited guests and interested citizens will gather at 610 George St. (near Paca Street) for the unveiling of a stone monument commemorating the site where in a rented house, no longer extant, Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange founded the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the oldest order of black nuns in the nation, in 1829. The monument, a joint effort of the city and the Archdiocese of Baltimore, was spearheaded by Tom Saunders of the city's Community Relations Commission, who also leads tours to historic sites in Baltimore associated with black history.
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April 25, 1991
A campaign to canonize Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, above, a founder of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first Catholic order of black nuns, will be announced this weekend. Rome has permitted the Baltimore archdiocese to begin making a case for the Cuban-born nun. Story, A6.
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February 23, 2005
On February 18, 2005 ALEXANDER J. DONOVAN, JR., loving husband of Virgina B. Donovan; devoted stepfather of Donald, Richard and Michael Keller, Barbara Henriksen and Caroline Clare. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, 11 A.M., February 26, at Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent, Arbutus, MD. Contributions may be made to Oblate Sisters of Providence.
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May 9, 2005
Sister Frances Aileen Holly, who taught for 43 years, died of congestive heart failure Thursday at the motherhouse of the Oblate Sisters of Providence in Arbutus. She was 83. Born in Baltimore, she graduated from Frederick Douglass High School. She earned a degree in elementary education from St. Mary's College in Leavenworth, Kan. Sister Aileen entered the Oblate Sisters of Providence in 1949 and began teaching three years later. She taught at the former St. Monica's School in South Baltimore for two years, then moved to St. Peter Claver School in West Baltimore.
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December 12, 1999
Sister Mary Geraldine Carter, a retired dietitian who served Oblate Sisters of Providence missions, died Tuesday of heart failure in the health unit of Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent in Catonsville. She was 95.Sister Mary Geraldine, who had been a resident of the Oblate Sisters of Providence motherhouse since 1986, helped serve meals there until her health began to fail in 1992.This year she celebrated 75 years with the order she entered in 1924. She professed her vows in 1926, and worked in missions in Kansas, South Carolina, Illinois and Michigan.
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October 24, 1990
A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Mary Ann Justiz, O.S.P., a retired school-community coordinator for a bilingual student program in the Washington public schools, will be offered at 7:30 today in the chapel of Our Lady of Mount Providence convent, 701 Gun Road, Arbutus.Sister Mary Ann, who was 67, died Thursday at the infirmary at the convent, the motherhouse of the Oblate Sisters of Providence. She had been ill with a brain tumor.She retired three years ago from the Washington job, in which she worked with Spanish-speaking students and their families.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2010
Sister Leona Williams, a member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence for more than six decades and a retired librarian, died May 26 of a heart attack at Future Care Cherrywood Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Reisterstown. She was 88. Ann Louise Williams was born in Tyler, Texas. She later moved with her family to Spokane, Wash., where she graduated from North Central High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from Holy Names College in Spokane and traveled to Baltimore in 1944 when she entered the Oblate Sisters of Providence.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | November 10, 2009
Sister M. Angel Larrea, a member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and a retired educator who taught in parochial schools for nearly 50 years, died from a massive stroke Oct. 31 at her order's Catonsville motherhouse. She was 91. She was born and raised Maria Felicia Angela Larrea Dihigo in Jovellanos, Cuba. She attended the Oblate Sisters' San Jose School in Cardenas, Cuba, and, after graduation, continued her education at the Teaching Training Institute in Havana, where she earned a bachelor's degree.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | November 10, 2009
Sister M. Angel Larrea, a member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and a retired educator who taught in parochial schools for nearly 50 years, died from a massive stroke Oct. 31 at her order's Catonsville motherhouse. She was 91. She was born and raised Maria Felicia Angela Larrea Dihigo in Jovellanos, Cuba. She attended the Oblate Sisters' San Jose School in Cardenas, Cuba, and, after graduation, continued her education at the Teaching Training Institute in Havana, where she earned a bachelor's degree.
NEWS
October 30, 2008
Sister Carmela Duncan, a member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and a retired parochial school educator, died of heart failure Oct. 20 at her order's motherhouse in Catonsville. She was 97. Alonzorine Margaret Duncan was born in Austin, Texas, and raised in Pittsburgh. After graduating from Peabody High School in 1929, she was sent to St. Rita's Academy, a school run by the Oblate Sisters in St. Louis. Even though she was raised a Methodist, she converted to Catholicism. In 1930, she entered the Oblate Sisters and professed her vows in 1932.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | January 28, 2008
Sister Mary of the Rosary San Martin, a member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence who had been active in Baltimore's Hispanic community, died of heart failure Jan. 17 at her order's motherhouse in Arbutus. She was 99. Norberta San Martin Pan was born and raised in Cardenas, Cuba. She was educated by the Oblate Sisters of Providence and later moved to Havana, where she graduated from the Teacher Training Institute. She worked as an elementary school teacher in Havana before entering her order in 1935.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | January 28, 2008
Sister Mary of the Rosary San Martin, a member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence who had been active in Baltimore's Hispanic community, died of heart failure Jan. 17 at her order's motherhouse in Arbutus. She was 99. Norberta San Martin Pan was born and raised in Cardenas, Cuba. She was educated by the Oblate Sisters of Providence and later moved to Havana, where she graduated from the Teacher Training Institute. She worked as an elementary school teacher in Havana before entering her order in 1935.
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