In Memory

Sister M. Magdalen Cummings, IHM

July 22, 1867 – February 3, 1921

Sister M. Magdalen Cummings, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Thursday, February 3, 1921 in Pittston, Pennsylvania, after a short illness.

She was born on July 22, 1867 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and given the name Mary. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Patterson Cummings. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1895, received the religious habit on April 9, 1896, and made profession of her vows on July 23, 1898.

Sister Magdalen enjoyed her years of teaching children in our IHM mission schools, including at St. Cecilia Academy in Scranton, PA.

She is preceded in death by a brother, James.

She is survived by a brother, Peter of Scranton, PA, a sister, Anna M. Cusick of Scranton, PA, nieces and nephews.

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.

“Sister M. Magdalen Cummings, who was beloved by her community for her broad charity and sunny cheerfulness, died after a short illness in February, 1921.”

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. 488

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