In Memory

Sister Mary Scholastica Bradley, IHM

December 31, 1870 – February 16, 1904

Sister Mary Scholastica Bradley, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Tuesday, February 16, 1904.

She was born on December 31, 1870 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and given the name Catherine. She was the daughter of Patrick and Catherine Jones Bradley, She entered the IHM Congregation on August 2, 1888, received the religious habit on December 27, 1888, and made profession of her vows on August 2, 1891.

Sister Scholastica enjoyed her years of teaching children at our IHM mission schools, including St. Patrick School in Olyphant, PA; St. Cecilia Academy in Scranton, PA; and Mount St. Mary’s School in Scranton, PA.

Interment is at Cathedral Cemetery 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.

“The death of Sister M. Scholastica Bradley occurred on February 16, 1904. She, too, had given her heart to God at an early age, and during the fifteen years of her consecrated service had labored zealously for His honor and glory. Her beautiful voice heard so many times in the chapels at Saint Cecilia’s and Mount Saint Mary’s never failed to draw hearts to God, and her greatest delight was to train the children under her care to sing His praises.”

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. 384

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