SR. MARY MARGARET MOLONEY
Like a candle that sits in a window at night.
On March 11th, 1948, Sr. Mary Margaret took the vows of the religious order of St. Joseph of Cluny: chastity, poverty and obedience. Known then as Sr. Victoire, she consecrated her life to God.
Sr. Mary Margaret was the Principal as well as the Grade 5 Mathematics teacher of Maria Regina Grade School from 1967 – 2007. Although a strict disciplinarian, she believed in an administration based on love and trust. That belief as well as her tact and sound judgement, enabled her to respect and mould her little charges. Her genuine caring and patience enabled her to light the path and to shape the minds, hearts and spirits of many of her staff and students.
A few months after her retirement in 2007, Sr. Mary Margaret took up residency at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny’s convalescent home, Lourdes House, in Arouca.
She embraced many responsibilities there among which included preparing the chapel for daily Mass and the liturgical seasons, assisting in the kitchen, administering spiritual support to those who were ill, welcoming all who came to visit and assisting the Superior in the management of the home, in whatever way she could.
Sr. Mary Margaret, although limited in her mobility, was able to pay Maria Regina Grade School a final visit before her death where she marvelled at the improvements that had been made with the rebuilding and renovating after the fire in 2009.
Sr. Mary Margaret passed away on 14th March 2012.
May she rest in peace.