In Memory

Sister M. Angelita Cahill, IHM

July 24, 1879 – November 3, 1957

Sister M. Angelita Cahill, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Sunday, November 3, 1957 at St. Michael’s Convent in Hoban Heights, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

She was born on July 24, 1879 in New York, NY, and given the name Anna Loretta. She was the daughter of the late William and Bridget McAndrew Cahill. She entered the IHM Congregation on March 25, 1915, received the religious habit on July 7, 1915, and made profession of her vows on August 2, 1917.

From 1917 until the time of her death, Sister Angelita served as a nurse at St. Michael’s School for Boys in Hoban Heights, PA.

Interment is at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, Pennsylvania.

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.

Below is a short reflection and prayer from Sister M. Angelita’s funeral:

In this month dedicated to the Holy Souls, we are especially mindful of the devoted the Sister whom God recently called to Himself, Sister M. Angelita. This beloved Sister had borne the burden of ill health for long years; and she lovingly awaited the call of her divine Spouse and judge. She went to God only a few days after she had tenderly nursed at St. Michael’s over one hundred fifty boys who were ill with influenza.

In the doctrine of the Communion of Saints, heaven, earth, and purgatory form one great family, the Church. In the family of our Congregation, our deceased Sisters are our best beloved members. On them, let us lavish our fervent prayers and our generous acts of sacrifice. Above all, let us breathe their names in our memento for the dead, as we assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Our holy Mother, the Church, never forgets these Holy Souls. While these loved ones were with us, we spoke with them, and they spoke with us. They are our friends. Let us continue to speak to them now, and thus keep open the wall of separation that death has built between us and them. “They that have done good shall come forth unto resurrection of life.” God grant eternal rest to this dear Sister who has “gone before us with the sign of faith, and rest in the sleep of peace.”

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