In Memory

Sister M. Sacred Heart Walsh, IHM

March 17, 1885 – September 4, 1957

Sister M. Sacred Heart Walsh, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on September 4, 1957 at the Marian Convent in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Daughter of the late Patrick J. and Anna Riffe Walsh, she was born on March 17, 1885 in Horseheads, New York; and given the name Margaret Teresa. She entered the IHM Congregation on July 2, 1903, received the religious habit on December 31, 1903, and made profession of her vows on December 28, 1905.

Sister Sacred Heart served as a home economics teacher at Marywood College in Scranton.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Annabel V. Jordan.

She is survived by a niece, Sister M. Loyola Jordan, 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. Sacred Heart Walsh:

During the summer, God called Himself our devoted Sister Sacred Heart. 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 Sacred Heart 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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