In Memory

Sister M. Dominic Sullivan, IHM

December 13, 1877 – March 11, 1957

Sister M. Dominic Sullivan, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Monday, March 11, 1957.

Daughter of the late John and Anna Colligan Sullivan, she was born on December 13, 1877 in Scranton, Pennsylvania; and given the name Nora A. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1903, received the religious habit on December 31, 1903, and made profession of her vows on December 29, 1905

Sister M. Dominic enjoyed her years teaching in our IHM mission schools; including St. Mary of the Mount in Pittsburgh. She also served served in child care for resident children at St. Patrick’s Orphanage in Scranton; and St. Joseph’s Shelter in Scranton.

She was preceded in death by a sister, M. Anina, IHM.

Interment will follow the Mass of Christian burial at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, PA.

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 an archival reflection about Sister M. Dominic Sullivan:

Few Sisters have surpassed our beloved Sister M. Dominic in her exercise of sweet charity. In her long years at St. Patrick’s Orphanage and later at St. Joseph’s Shelter, she brought peace and order into the lives of hundreds of children. As a classroom teacher she was loved beyond measure. So fond of her were her pupils that years after their school days, they still referred to her as “Our Sister.” At St. Mary of the Mount School, in Pittsburgh, she was an outstanding teacher. She was a pioneer in the Shields Method of teaching reading; her excellent work brought frequent visitors to her classroom. Yet she will be best remembered for her self-sacrifice and long service to the Sisters with whom she lived. No labor was too arduous or too time-consuming. She served with humility and graciousness, so that all who received her kindness felt that they were privileged to live with her. May she enjoy in Heaven God’s reward for her selfless life, her loving concern for the comfort of others, and for the edification she so constantly manifested.

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