Sister Marjorie Ann Bush

Bush, Marjorie Ann

Current Ministry Location: Eastern Region, U.S.

Born in Staten Island, NY, Sister Marjorie Ann, entered Maryknoll in 1956, earning a B.A. in Nutrition from Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO, in 1966, and completing an internship in Dietetics at the New York Hospital in Manhattan, NY, in 1967.

Sister Marjorie Ann was then sent to Taiwan where, after studying the Taiwanese language, she was involved in pastoral work and nutritional education in a local parish for several years.  She then returned to give service at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in NY.

In 1981, Sister Marjorie Ann earned an MA in Chinese studies from St. John’s University, Queens, NY, then studied theology at Maryknoll School Of Theology from 1982 – 1983.  After graduation, she served as director of the CCD and RCIA programs at St. James Parish, New York, NY from 1983 – 1985.

Following a refresher course in Taiwanese, Sister Marjorie Ann returned to Taiwan in 1986, where she was involved in training leaders in the formation of Small Christian Communities until 1995.  In 1999, she was assigned to Mainland China, where she first taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at the Technical University of Surveying & Mapping in Wuhan, China, for a year and a half. Then, for the next five years, she taught ESL at Jie Mei University in Xiamen.  After this she taught at Jiang Su Educational Institute in Nanjing, China, until 2010.

Sister Marjorie Ann returned to Maryknoll in 2010, and helped plan the Maryknoll Sisters’ Centennial Symposium, one of many activities in 2012 that highlighted Maryknoll Sisters100th Anniversary.

In October of 2012, Sister Marjorie Ann moved to Yonkers, NY, where she currently lives with several other Maryknoll Sisters. She now brings the same care and kindness expressed throughout the years to immigrant women, teaching ESL in Yonkers, NY.  When not teaching, Sister Marjorie Ann volunteers as a Eucharistic Minister at St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, NY.