In Memory

Sister M. Paulinus Richards, IHM

September 26, 1886 – April 15, 1921

Sister M. Paulinus Richards, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on April 15, 1921 at St. Mary of the Mount Convent in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after a brief illness.

Daughter of Peter and Barbara O’Hara Richards, she was born on September 26, 1886 in Scranton, Pennsylvania; and given the name Agnes Cecilia. She entered the IHM Congregation on February 2, 1906, received the religious habit on July 26, 1906, and made profession of her vows on July 16, 1908.

Sister Paulinus served as a teacher at St. Mary of the Mount School in Pittsburgh, PA.

Interment will follow the Mass of Christian Burial at the Marywood College Cemetery, on the grounds of Marywood College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Memorial contributions may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

“Sister M. Paulinus Richards died at Saint Mary’s of the Mount in Pittsburg after an illness of a few days’ duration. Her death occurred in April,
1921. Sister Paulinus had been connected with Saint Mary’s of the Mount since its opening, and had contributed much to its development and success. Though comparatively young in years, Sister Paulinus had gathered the full sheaves of a bountiful harvest.”

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. 489

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