Sister Alice Regina McGinn

McGinn 2015 smMaryknoll, NY —  Sister Alice Regina McGinn, MM, educator and pastoral worker in Bolivia, Peru and the United States, died May 27, 2015, at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining, NY.  She was 93 years old and had been a Maryknoll Sister for 74 years.

Born on January 5, 1922, in Providence, RI, to James B. and Mary Frances Cummings McGinn, Sister Alice entered Maryknoll on July 2, 1940, following graduation from St. Mary’s Academy in Providence.  Even before graduation she had planned to enter Maryknoll. Her brother, Father John McGinn, was already a Maryknoll priest and Alice wanted to join the Sisters community to fulfill a hope “to go to the missions where I, too, felt called to go.”

Upon completing the novitiate, Sister Alice made her First Profession of Vows on March 7, 1943, and immediately after, was assigned to Los Altos, CA, where she worked with the Maryknoll Fathers in the kitchen at the minor seminary in Mountain View. It was there, three years later, that she made her Final Profession, and that same year, 1946, she received her first foreign assignment to Bolivia. “My first desire for mission had been for China, where my brother was,” Sister Alice commented. “South America was a place I had not thought about.”

Sister Alice studied Spanish in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and, a year later, went to the small town of Cobija, Pando, which is on the northernmost frontier with Brazil. There she helped in the parish primary school, learning while doing what seemed to come naturally to her: teaching. In 1954, she went to another frontier town also across from Brazil, Guayaramerin, serving as the principal of the parish primary school there.

Following a period of renewal in the United States in 1956, Sister Alice returned to Bolivia, becoming director of the catechetical program as well as a teacher in the parish primary school in Cochabamba. She returned to the States in 1964, where she continued studies for her bachelor’s degree in education at Maryknoll Teachers College, completing them in 1967.

Sister Alice then returned to South America, this time serving in the highlands of Peru.  In Puno and, later, in Capachica, she used her teaching skills with catechists, as well as her secretarial skills in the organization of much needed cooperatives. These cooperatives were a Christian response to the economic plight of the communities in that area. In Capachica, too, a creative response to small religious community living was experienced, as religious from different communities shared life, faith and ministry under the same roof. 

Sister Alice left Peru at the end of 1970, then sharing her South American experiences of 20 years with relatives and friends in the USA, as well as giving mission talks in parishes and schools in New England as part of the Maryknoll Sisters Mission Education Team.

Always eager for self improvement and learning new skills, Sister Alice studied the fundamentals in bilingualism at Boston State  Teachers College, then studied Latin American literature at Salve Regina College, Newport, RI, where she receive the Sigma Delta Pi Award. She also attended Sawyer School of Business, Providence, RI,  where she earned a career secretary diploma in 1974.

For the next two years, Sister Alice worked with the Maryknoll Fathers Development Team as secretary in their New York City office. In 1978, she attended Southeastern Massachusetts University where she earned credits in bilingualism-analysis of teaching foreign languages.

From 1979 until 1984 she taught in the Providence, RI, school system, then was involved in catechetics, as a Eucharistic minister and lector at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Providence from 1984 to 1994.  She then volunteered in various pastoral work in local parishes in Providence until 2008, when she retired. She returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center in 2013, where she lived until her death.

Sister Alice was the youngest and last of her siblings. She was predeceased by her brothers, Rev John A. McGinn, MM; Vincent P. McGinn; James D. McGinn; Edwin C. McGinn; Robert F. McGinn, and Joseph A. McGinn; and her sister, Mary C. McGinn O’Connor.  She will be deeply missed by her nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, who continue to reside in Rhode Island.

A vespers service will be held for Sister Alice on Tuesday, June  2, 2015,  at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center at Maryknoll, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the same location. Interment will be in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Center grounds.

Star of A.D.: The Bible Continues   Found Inspiration for Her Role from Her Godmother, a Maryknoll Sister

Maryknoll, NY    Many years ago, when she was only a toddler, A.D.: The Bible Continues star Chipo Chung was living with her mother, Fay, at a camp for Zimbabwean refugees in Mozambique. That’s where they met Sister Janice McLaughlin, MM, a journalist who had come to Africa, Chung says, “to work in solidarity with the liberation movement…. She worked as a journalist, speaking truth to power against the apartheid regime, and she was arrested for this.”  (Sister Janice’s reports for the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace about the atrocities of Ian Smith’s forces during the liberation war led to her arrest and deportation from then Rhodesia in 1977.)

Sister Janice and Chipo’s mother formed a deep bond, both working and living together, and Sister Janice helping to raise the young Chipo, as well as working alongside her mother at the camp.  The relationship continues to this day, and conversations on theology with Sister Janice helped Chipo prepare for her role as Mary Magdalene on the NBC series, which airs Sundays through June 21, 2015, nationwide.

McLaughlin, Janice and Godchild Chipo Chung“Fay recruited me to teach a class in journalism to the trainee teachers (at the camp),” Sister Janice recalled of her initial contact with Chipo and her mother in 1979, “and we produced a camp newsletter.” When independence finally came for their homeland in 1980, the refugees, including the Chungs, returned to Zimbabwe, and Sister Janice went with them, accepting Fay’s invitation to live with her and Chipo, since there were no other Maryknoll Sisters in the country at the time.  “They more or less adopted me and I was a part of the extended family,” Sister Janice said. “Fay, Chipo and I would visit our friends from the camps on weekends. I taught Chipo how to make peanut butter cookies. We went swimming in a nearby public pool, et cetera. We had lots of fun together.  When Chipo decided to become a Catholic, I was her godmother.”

“My mother was very clever in selecting my godparents,” Chipo recalls, “my granduncle, Garvin, who was extremely devout and the patriarch of my Chinese family, and Sister Janice who was far more flexible and approachable. My godparents were also good friends with each other and were a fine balance of masculine discipline and feminine creativity.

“Janice had already been a second mother to me,” Chipo added, “and had helped raise me. She was not a godparent who disappeared. She was very present as a fun part of my family. It’s been wonderful to have her as a resource while doing my current job as Mary Magdalene and to have theological discussions as adults. She and the Maryknoll Sisters and always encouraged me that Catholicism is a dynamic, living and evolving spiritual philosophy.  Playing Mary Magdalene, I have often thought of Janice and the Maryknoll Sisters. The early Christian suffered such dangers and were at the frontline of persecution. In our story, there were many refugees coming to the camp to escape the violence in Jerusalem.  I thought of the work my mother and Janice did in the camps while we were filming. Women have always been present, binding the community, finding food, clothing, shelter for those in need, making sure the children have someone watching them, identifying the ones who are most in need, and this is what my character was doing during Episodes 3-6 of AD: The Bible Continues.”

“Although this storyline is made up, it does have some truth to it: women like the Maryknoll Sisters have gone out in times of war and put themselves at risk. Perhaps the fact that they were women made it easier for them to infiltrate risky territories, but this does not undermine the absolute courage this kind of work takes and the threat to their lives.  There’s so much to learn from women and how they work through conflict and the Maryknoll Sisters are certainly part of this.

In a post on her Facebook page May 18 which shared news of Maryknoll’s two-day celebration of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s beatification on May 22-23, 2015 at Maryknoll, Chung reflected on the murders of two other Maryknoll Sisters, Ita Ford and Maura Clarke, who were killed, again for their solidarity work, this time  in El Salvador in 1980, along with other missionaries following the leadership of Archbishop Romero. “They were providing food and shelter to those affected by the civil war,” Chung recounted, and “are amongst the 75,000 El Salvadorians murdered in the conflict. Respect to the great work of these sisters as they celebrate the Beatification of Archbishop Romero, and remember his bravery in the face of violence and hate. Love always, never hate,” she added.

Sister Janice beams with pride as she considers the success of her godchild. “I have watched Chipo grow up and become a very talented and intelligent actress. She has researched widely for the role of Mary Magdalene, reading many of the feminist theologians such as Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault to understand better the role of women in the early church. I am extremely proud of her and hope the NBC series will be a success.”  If it is, a second season will be produced.

Founded in 1912, Maryknoll Sisters is the first US-based congregation of women religious dedicated to foreign mission. Working primarily among the poor and marginalized in 24 countries around the world, they now number 458 members from both the US and overseas.

Maryknoll Celebrates Beatification of Archbishop Romero

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Sister Josephine Lucker, MM, who served in El Salvador from 1997-2004, reads from II Chronicles 24: 18-21, during the Mass celebrating Archbishop Romero’s beatification at Maryknoll on May 23.

More than 350 people gathered at the Queen of Apostles Chapel at the Maryknoll Mission Center in Ossining, New York, for a Mass to celebrate the beatification of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of El Salvador this past Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Archbishop Romero was assassinated while celebrating Mass in the hospital Church of the Divine Providence in San Salvador on March 24, 1980.

Archbishop Romero holds a special place in the hearts of Maryknollers, particularly those who came to know him and draw strength from him during their service in Central America, as well as because of two Maryknoll Sisters, Sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clarke, and Lay Missioner Jean Donovan, who prepared for mission with Maryknoll, all of whom were killed because of their work with the poor in El Salvador, just months after Romero’s murder. 

The Maryknoll chapel resounded with song and prayers of thanksgiving, both in English and Spanish as well as with cries of “Viva Romero,” for the courageous life of this gentle man of prayer. The celebration was presented by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, Maryknoll Lay Missioners and Maryknoll Affiliates.

Archbishop Romero’s commitment to social justice, which cost him his life, was of great importance to all Maryknoll missioners, both during his lifetime as well as today. Through our combined efforts in overseas Catholic mission, Maryknoll as a whole continues to work for social justice and, like Romero, to be a voice for the poor in Latin America, as well as other nations around the world.

At the homily of the Mass, Romero’s last radio sermon, given the day before his assassination, was read both in English and again in Spanish. In this sermon he called on the soldiers of the army to refuse to obey orders given them to carry out the torture, rape and killing of their own countrymen, but to obey the law of God –“Thou shalt not kill”!  He said, “No soldier is obliged to obey an order against the law of God.” The next morning he was shot. His last words were, “May God have mercy on the assassin.”

Oscar Romero was named Archbishop of El Salvador in 1977 with the approval of the wealthy conservative population of his country and its government, little realizing that he would soon become the champion of those they were oppressing – the Poor.

It was the murder of his friend, Rev. Rutilio Grande, the first priest to be killed for aiding poor ‘campesinos’, that awakened Romero to what was actually happening in El Salvador from the perspective of the victims. He announced that he refused to take part in any government ceremonies while the assassins were not brought to justice. A diocesan legal aid office was opened to document the murders and disappearances of victims and to aid families who were brutally affected. He became the “Voice of the Voiceless” fearlessly using the archdiocesan radio, naming on radio those victims who had suffered atrocities and those who were their persecutors.

Romero changed his whole way of ministering by going to the people in the barrios and countryside, listening to them and daring to denounce a government and society whose “economic systems we benefit from, built on the backs of the poor.” He was living out the “OPTION FOR THE POOR” promulgated by the Latin American Bishops Conference at Medellín, Colombia in 1968 and today by Pope Francis in his exhortation, “Joy of the Gospel”.

The Archbishop’s courage and audacity in opting for the poor led him to his death, which he fully recognized and accepted as following in Christ’s footsteps. When friends tried to persuade him to have protection his response was, “Why should the shepherd have protection when his sheep are still prey to wolves?” He was accused of being a Marxist and siding with terrorists. Threats became more intense, but this deeply spiritual man would not be silenced. He spoke against violence committed by both sides – right and left – and pleaded for “dialogue, social justice for the poor, human rights for all Salvadorans and the practice of compassion.” He said, “I don’t want to be ‘anti’ against anybody. I simply want to be the builder of a great affirmation: the affirmation of a God who loves us and wants to save us.”

Serving on the Frontline

Sister Mary comforts a baby during her mother’s visit.
Sister Mary comforts a baby
during her mother’s visit.

Thirty-five years ago in El Salvador, Maryknoll Sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clarke were martyred by government militia, simply because they were aiding victims who died during the country’s 12-year civil war.

Today, Sister Mary Annel carries on the faith in El Salvador, putting her own life on the line to serve the poor. Sister Mary, who is a physician, works in a poverty-stricken community where gang violence runs rampant. She administers the Salvadoran Foundation for the Fight Against AIDS. Her team operates a clinic from which they provide loving care and weekly treatment to over 100 people suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Sister Gloria Ardenio Agnes works in the clinic and visits people in their homes. She and her team provide food supplements where basic nutrition is lacking and alternative health therapies. They also provide desperately needed education and uniforms for the children to wear to school.

Mrs. Sample, thanks to your prayers and support, our Maryknoll Sisters are able to serve on the frontlines amid violence and conflict to build peace and bring the love of Christ to the poor.

I humbly request your prayers and support for Sisters Mary and Gloria … and for all our Sisters who work for peace and justice throughout the world. Your gift will help our Sisters in their struggle against poverty and oppression. Whatever gift you feel comfortable giving – large or small – will go a long way to help our Sisters in their ministries.

Today in El Salvador, the flame for social justice still burns and the passion against oppression still grows. Many young people are beginning to find the courage to speak out on behalf of social justice for themselves and their country. Progress is happening.

Sister Mary sees Amelia, an AIDS patient at the clinic, where her team provides loving care to over 100 HIV/AIDS patients each week.

From the diary of Sr. Mary…

Thanks to our donors’ faithful support, CONTRASIDA — our HIV/AIDS program — is changing lives for good. The program provides medical care, advocacy, education, peer support, even meals and homework. It does so with an emphasis on human dignity. And it has had a great impact on HIV prevention and on helping young people change cultural patterns to avoid infection.

 

And our Maryknoll Sisters continue to work and to prepare the Salvadoran people to win for themselves the freedom for which Christ died.

Thank you for doing your part in bringing peace and justice to the poor through the ministries of our Maryknoll Sisters.

Please know that we will always keep you and your loved ones in prayer, asking for God’s protection.

suster-anastasiaGratefully,
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Sister Anastasia

P.S. Thank you for praying for our Sisters’ safety and for supporting them in their ministries. I know you journey with us to all parts of the world and we are grateful. Please send your special intentions today. We will always keep you and your loved ones in prayer.

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Maryknoll To Celebrate Beatification of Archbishop Romero

ArchbishopOscarRomero_AMaryknoll, NY  —  “I Will Arise in My People:” Maryknoll Celebrates the Beatification of Archbishop Romero, a two-day event being sponsored by Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Sisters, Lay Missioners and Affiliates will be held Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, 2015, at the Maryknoll Mission Center, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining, NY.

The celebration will include:

  • A screening of the film, Monseñor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero, on Friday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maryknoll Mission Center’s Asia Room. A discussion time will follow the screening. Admission is free.
  • A special Mass, celebrated in both English and Spanish, at Queen of the Apostles Chapel on the Maryknoll Missions Center campus, on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.  Father Joseph LaMar, MM, will be the celebrant.

Archbishop Romero holds a special place in the hearts of Maryknollers, particularly those who came to know him and draw strength from him during their service in Central America, as well as because of two Maryknoll Sisters, Sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clarke, who were also killed because of their work with the poor in El Salvador, just months after Romero’s murder.  “It is the hope of Maryknollers that these events will be an occasion for many to learn more about the work that Romero did and inspire them to also do what they can for the poor of the world,” said Susan Palmer, communications manager for  Maryknoll Sisters.

Some Maryknollers will also be in El Salvador for the beatification ceremony there the same weekend.

For more information about the events at Maryknoll, contact Nancy Kleppel at 914-941-7636, ext. 2670, nkleppel@maryknoll.org or Father Phil Erbland at 914-941-7636, ext. 2907, perbland@maryknoll.org.

 

 

Sister Theresa (Terry) Maksym

Sister Theresa Maksym,
Educator/Administrator in Guatemala and Mexico
Dies at 87

Maksym, Theresa MarieMaryknoll, NY —  Sister Theresa Marie Maksym, MM, missioner-educator in Panama, Guatemala and Mexico, died May 6, 2015, at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining, NY.  She was 87 years old.

Born in Jamaica, NY, on January 7, 1928, to Konstanty and Janina Lazowska Maksym, Sister Theresa entered Maryknoll on October 5, 1946 at its motherhouse in Ossining, NY, from St. Joseph’s Parish, Jamaica, NY.  She received the religious name Sister M. Francis Christine, made her First Profession of Vows) on April 6, 1949, at the motherhouse, and her Final Vows on April 6, 1952, in Panama.

A 1945 graduate of Jamaica High School, Jamaica, NY, Sister Theresa also held a bachelor’s degree in education from Maryknoll Teachers College, earned in 1958, and attended Maryknoll Seminary in Spring 1976.

Sister Theresa’s first assignment was to Balboa, Panama, where she taught kindergarten, did catechetical work and home visitation, and ministered to youth from 1949-1953.  She then taught third graders in Ancon, where she was also involved again in catechetical work, home visitation and ministry to youth, from 1953-1957.

Sister Theresa was then sent to Guatemala, where she served as principal and teacher of Grades 2 through 6 at San Miguel Acatan, Huehuetenango from 1959-1965.  She also worked with women, did home visitation and catechetical work, as well as census work during that period.

Sister Theresa then was assigned to Mexico, where she would serve for the next 42 years.  From 1965-1974, she  served as principal and  taught sociology and religion to girls in the Commercial Department at Helena Herlihy Hall in Mexico City. Then, in 1974, she was put in charge of selling the property and phasing over the school to the administration of lay professionals.

In 1976, Sister Theresa was sent to the Yucatan, where she would serve for the next 31 years.  There she was an English teacher and engaged in pastoral ministry at Colonia Hidalgo de Chuburna, Merida.  She trained Mayan girls as catechists, coordinated catechetical programs, formed a pastoral team, started a computer school, developed support groups, offered leadership training classes, and encouraged the use of the Mayan language.

Sister Theresa is survived by a sister, Helen Golonka of Kew Garden Hills, NY, a brother, Carl Maksym of Yonkers, NY, and a niece.

A vespers service will be held for Sister Theresa on Thursday, May 14, 2015,  at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center at Maryknoll, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the same location. Interment will be in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Center grounds.

Sister Reina Paz Kakilala

God lit a uniqueness,
Gave it a name – mine,
To stand firm as palm
In the midst of His glory
Expressions, no two alike,
To be to Him a blade of grass,
Steadfastly communicating
From root to color and grace,
Comforting presence to His earth

Kakilala, Reina PazSister Reina Paz Kakilala has been a Maryknoll Sister for 55 years.  Those years echo through the many verses of poetry she has written about her life experiences, that are neatly tucked away here in her personal file at the Maryknoll Sisters Center.

But beyond that poetry, a fire continues to burn, one which initially brought her to Maryknoll from her home in the Philippines in 1950, then cast her not only back to her home country where she taught second and third graders at Maryknoll College in Manila from 1955-1962, served as superintendent of a grade school in Jimenez, then saw her become assistant principal of a grade school, again in Manila, but also to British Columbia and Alberta Canada, and the western United States.

It was, possibly, in the American west where Sister Reina Paz’s fire for social justice gleamed most brightly.  There she worked as an organizer for a community project aiding retired farm workers in California from 1971-1973, taught self-reliance through pigeon farming to Vietnamese refugees, also in California, in the late 1970s into 1980, and boldly speaking out for rural women, again in California, who were struggling. Back then, brandishing her verbal sword, she told news reporters of the difficulties many women trying to survive in backwoods sections of California, of the difficulty obtaining adequate health care, of the struggle to find consistent funding for agricultural research that played such an important role in meeting human food needs, of the need to increase educational opportunities for women of all ages.

Today, Sister Reina Paz’s life has become a bit quieter, yet her desire to see justice and fairness for the poor has not vanished. Sometimes it shows in an e-mail she circulates throughout the house, urging all within her electronic reach to speak out on important issues of the days.  Other times, she stops by our Communications office to share some interesting word about some important topic or another. “Might we post this to the Communications bulletin board?” she’ll ask meekly. We always agree.

Maryknoll Sisters Unveil New Website

Maryknoll, NY  —  Maryknoll Sisters recently launched their new website, designed to give visitors easier access to the information they want, and the people they want to contact, quickly and in a vibrant, interactive style.

The new Maryknoll site features:

  • Web responsive design which engages the user on any screen size
  • Friendly live chat experiences on any page to contact a staff member at Maryknoll
  • Dramatically appealing, with added videos and overall design features
  • Dynamic forms and enhanced online donation services
  • Engaging site animations that are educational and content-rich
  • Ministry minded content organization that makes page navigation easy on new and returning users

“We are interested in making our site ‘work’ for the people who visit us online,” commented Sister Antoinette Gutzler, president of the congregation, “and we believe visitors will find here the kind of “living” stories and responsive web experience they’ve come to expect on the Internet. Whether they are people who just want to know more about us and what we do, donors who want to know how their dollars are making a difference (or can) in our projects around the world, women seeking to make a lifelong commitment to world mission through Maryknoll, or media seeking information to tell our story to people in our broader world, we think they’ll find what they’re looking for here.”

To experience the new Maryknoll Sisters website for yourself, visit www.maryknollsisters.org

Founded in 1912, Maryknoll Sisters is the first US-based congregation of women religious dedicated to foreign mission. Working primarily among the poor and marginalized in 24 countries around the world, they now number 458 members from both the US and overseas.

Sister Mary Clare Henry

Sister Mary Clare Henry,
Missioner to the Philippines for over 50 Years
Dies at 87

Henry, Mary ClaireMaryknoll, NY —  Sister Mary Clare Henry, MM, missioner to the Philippines for 54 years, died May 1, 2015, at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining, NY.  She was 87 years old.

Born in Weehawken, NJ,  on September 5, 1927, to William G. and Anna Marie Weiss Henry, Sister Mary Clare entered Maryknoll at its motherhouse in Ossining, NY, in 1950 from St. Augustine’s Parish, Union City, NJ, and made her final vows on March 7, 1959, in Manila, Philippines. A 1945 graduate of St. Michael’s High School, Union City, Sister Mary Clare also held a B.A. in social science, with a minor in education from Notre Dame College, Staten Island, NY.   She also studied at Newark Teachers College in 1949 and Maryknoll Seminary in 1979.

Sister Mary Clare began her service in the Philippines with a year’s language study in Manila.  She then taught English and religion in Lipa from 1954-1956, in Pakil (where she also served as regional assistant superior in 1960 and superior in 1962) from 1956-1965, in Lucena from 1965-1968, and Cateel from 1968-1971.   She then taught religion and served as a supervisor for San Francisco del Monte  High School, a public high school in Malabon from 1971-1972, followed by nearly eight months in congregational service, assisting in housekeeping and with light repairs at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining.

Sister Mary Clare returned to the Philippines in 1976, working as a CCD coordinator in Malabon until 1979, then in Quezon City until 1983.  She then did pastoral work at San Isidreo Parish in Nuro, Upi, Mazuindanao, from 1985-1989.

From 1989-1993,  Sister Mary Clare worked again at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, this time serving as administrator and business coordinator for Maryknoll Mission Institute, as well as speaking about the work of Maryknoll Sisters at local parishes in 1992.

Following a period of ministry to her family, Sister Mary Clare returned once more to the Philippines, where she did pastoral work, volunteered with the National Vocational Rehabilitation Center’s literacy program, provided hospitality to those visiting the regional house, and tutored from 1998-2004.  She then taught English to several Sisters from Asia from 2004-2010.  She retired in 2011, residing at the Maryknoll Sisters Center until her death.

A vespers service will be held for Sister Mary Clare on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center at Maryknoll, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the same location. Interment will be in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Center grounds.