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Remembering Our IHM Sister Angela Miller

Memorial Services Planned for Sister Angela Miller, IHM and Rosemary Smith

On Sunday, May 20, 2018 a memorial prayer will be held for Sister Angela Miller, IHM and her sister, Rosemary Smith at 1:30 p.m. at the IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton. Visitation with the family and IHM Sisters will follow until 5:00 p.m.

A Mass for Sister Angela and Rosemary will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the IHM Center.  

Family, friends, and neighbors are invited to attend these services.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

The Sisters of IHM are deeply grieved at the horrific and heartbreaking situation which took the lives of our Sister Angela Miller, her sister, Rose Smith, our employee at the IHM Center for seventeen years, and her son, Alan on April 28, 2018.

Our hearts and prayers are joined in sorrow with Angela’s and Rose’s sisters, Theresa and Helen, and all their family members during this difficult time.  We also join our prayers with our family of employees at the IHM Center, the administrators, staff, and clients of St. Joseph’s Center, with whom Sister Angela currently ministered, and the Saint Clare/Saint Paul Elementary School and parish communities, where she lived and ministered for many years.  

We deeply appreciate the outpouring of prayers, wishes, and efforts extended to us by so many in the Scranton community and beyond since this tragedy.  We extend our heart-felt thanks to police and fire personnel and all public officials for their heroic efforts.

For more than fifteen years the IHMs have participated in efforts to bring awareness to the tragedy of domestic violence by supporting the Women’s Resource Center and the “Empty Place at the Table.”  We unite with all who refuse to be numbed by tragedy but instead use their grief energy to work for the fullness of compassion and justice.

Our faith in God’s mercy and love continues to sustain us and gives us strength and hope for this beautiful, yet wounded world.

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