In Memory

Sister M. Rosarium Reilly, IHM

November 4, 1887 – February 24, 1917

Sister M. Rosarium Reilly, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Saturday, February 24, 1917.

She was born on November 4, 1887 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, and given the name Mabel Ancilla. She was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Stack Reilly. She entered the IHM Congregation on November 1, 1906, received the religious habit on July 16, 1907, and made profession of her vows on April 13, 1909.

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 support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

“Shortly before Sister M. Rosarium’s death, which occurred February 23, 1917 (sic), her confessor, who had been visiting her, remarked, “That room seems as though a corner of heaven had been transferred to it.” Sister Rosarium won her crown through patient suffering. The decline which caused her long years of agony began soon after her profession. During her lingering illness her sunny presence radiated joy and happiness to the entire community, winning for her the beautiful title, “Angel of the House.”

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, 455

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