In Memory

Sister M. Christine McGovern, IHM

December 23, 1862 – October 19, 1917

Sister M. Christine McGovern, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Friday, October 19, 1917.

She was born on December 23, 1862 in the Providence section of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and given the name Catherine. She was the daughter of the late John and Bridget Cullen McGovern. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 2, 1888, received the religious habit on July 12, 1888, and made profession of her vows on July 20, 1890.

Sister Christine enjoyed her years of teaching chilldren in our IHM mission schools, including at St. Rose School in Carbondale, PA.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas.

She is survived by a sister, Ellen B. Moran, a niece, Veronica (Vera) McGovern, and a nephew, Edward John Moran.

Interment is at the Marywood College Cemetery, on the grounds of Marywood College in Scranton, 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.

“The death of Sister M. Christine McGovern occurred the following month, October 19, 1917. Sister M. Christine will be remembered by those with whom she lived, as a lovable, tolerant religious, whose life was filled with the peace which ever abides in the kind heart.”

Excerpted from The Sisters of the I.H.M.: The Story of The Founding of The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Their Work In The Scranton Diocese by Sister M. Immaculata Gillespie, IHM, P.J. Kenedy & Sons, NY, 1921, p.454

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