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Sr Mary Ambrose (Flaherty)
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1890
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 22, 1981
Sinsinawa
Grant County
Wisconsin, USA

Cecelia Margaret Mary Flaherty

AKA Sister Mary Ambrose ... "moving to St. Edward with her parents in 1902. She taught school locally until entering St. Clara Convent as Novitiate in 1914 and became a nun in the Dominican Order. She taught in several schools in
Illinois, Washington, South Dakota, Nebraska and Wisconsin and was Superior or principal at some of them. She was Mistress of Novices for 10 years at St. Clara's where she trained about 500 young nuns. She was next Prioress where
she was responsible for the management of the Convent, including the buildings, farm land, dairy, orchards and gardens. Next she became Prioress of Rosary College in River Forest, IL which is the Dominican College for their Order. She then taught in several schools before retiring to the Convent where she managed the preparation of the food supply. It is said that you could tell her literally anything or come to her with any problem and she could always hear and be filled with compassion, or to the remembrances and care of individual sisters, pupils or relatives. That was the great breadth of her life: her good sense, her intelligence and her feeling. She passed away in 1981 at St. Dominique Villa in Dubuque, IA and is buried next to her sister at St. Clara Convent in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael J. Flaherty (1846 - 1909)
  Mary Genevieve Fitzgerald Flaherty (1848 - 1934)
 
 Siblings:
  James Edward Flaherty (1871 - 1920)*
  Mary Loretta Flaherty Scanlan (1874 - 1960)*
  Frank P. Flaherty (1878 - 1949)*
  Julia Flaherty Roach (1880 - 1923)*
  Kathryn Ludmilla Monica Flaherty Fischer (1882 - 1973)*
  Sr Marie Genevieve (Flaherty) (1885 - 1977)*
  William Joseph Flaherty (1887 - 1943)*
  Joseph Daniel Flaherty (1889 - 1946)*
  Sr Mary Ambrose (Flaherty) (1890 - 1981)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Clara Cemetery
Sinsinawa
Grant County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Linda Jenkins Werts
Record added: Aug 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74511819
 

In God's eternal peace.
- Miss Morgan
 Added: Nov. 11, 2012
 
 
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