Sister Muriel Grant, M.M.
Current Ministry Location- Maryknoll Sisters Center
An educator, chaplain and geriatric nurse, Sister Muriel Gallant has served in Panama and Guatemala, as well as in the United States.
Born in Van Buren, ME, Sister Muriel grew up in Portland, and was employed by the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, Portland, before entering Maryknoll in 1946.
Shortly after profession of her first vows in 1949, Muriel was assigned to Panama where she taught in the inner-city Colegio San Vicente and did catechetical work in the canal zone of Panama.
Upon her return to Maryknoll Sisters Center in New York in 1959, Sister Muriel acquired a bachelor’s degree in education at Maryknoll Teachers College. That same year, she returned to Panama to teach grades, 5, 6 and secondary level at Colegio San Vincent.
From 1967-1969, Sister Muriel was assigned to Guatemala to teach in Monte Maria Elementary and High School, a Maryknoll school for girls. During that time period, she also was the convent coordinator and leader of a charismatic prayer movement in Guatemala City.
In late 1969, Sister Muriel was assigned to work in the Development department at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in New York where she served in data processing office until 1972, before returning to Guatemala to teach until 1974.
From 1974-1979, Sister Muriel, again, served at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in the Development Department. From 1980-1984 Sister Muriel returned home to Portland, Maine for family ministry. While in Portland, she worked at Mercy Hospital and as an assistant chaplain at the Maine Correctional Center. During that time, she earned a Geriatric Nurse certificate at Westbrook College which later qualified her to work in Maryknoll Residential Care Unit from 1984-1989.
In 1989, Sister Muriel began working at St. Gregory’s School in New York City, where she served in the library until 1992. She was then assigned to the Maryknoll Sisters House in Monrovia, CA where she worked as a medical driver before returning, once again to the Maryknoll Sisters Center in New York in 2003 where she is an active member of the Chi Rho community.