In Memory

Sister M. Magdala Hogan, IHM

January 22, 1894 – August 29, 1957

Sister M. Magdala Hogan, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Thursday, August 29, 1957 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

She was born on January 22, 1894 in New York City, New York, and given the name Elizabeth Irene. She was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Bridget Kelly Hogan. She entered the IHM Congregation on December 8, 1915, received the religious habit on August 2, 1916, and made profession of her vows on August 5, 1918.

Sister Magdala enjoyed many years of teaching in our IHM mission schools.

Interment is 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.

Archival Remembrance:

During the summer, God called Himself our devoted Sister M. Madgala. She carried with her to God’s holy presence, many decades of consecrated service to God and to our Congregation. Besides their long and fruitful years of active service in the classrooms, God asked of each of these Sisters the added gift of long and painful suffering. In imitation of our Blessed Mother, whose life of sorrow is the essence of her Immaculate Heart, our dear Sister edified all by her patience and resignation. Sickness is the true index of character, and the Marian Convent bears holy witness to the sterling spiritual qualities of those Sisters whose active lives of dedication to God’s service blend into the painful days of awaiting God’s summons. In Imitation of our Blessed Mother, our revered Sister exemplify an untroubled supernatural joy, even as she suffers intense pain. God grant that Sister M. Madgala has entered into eternity, and heard the diving words, “Well done…” For each of them we pray that God’s eternal peace and rest may be her reward.

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