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Sr Mary Ambrose Flaherty

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Sr Mary Ambrose Flaherty

  • Birth 3 Oct 1890 LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 22 May 1981 Sinsinawa, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Sinsinawa, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 74511819

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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  • Created by: Linda Jenkins Werts
  • Added: 6 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74511819
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sr Mary Ambrose Flaherty (3 Oct 1890–22 May 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74511819, citing Saint Clara Cemetery, Sinsinawa, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Linda Jenkins Werts (contributor 47016781) .