Sister Margaret ROWE


Sister Margaret

Died peacefully in her home in Nanaimo, B.C., August 7, 2003.

Born in Queensland, Australia, in 1920. Sister Margaret enjoyed a long and interesting life. She was first employed by the Canberra Science Research Laboratory, but after studies in creative writing, she entered the world of journalism. At the age of 29, Margaret entered the cloistered order of the Carmelites in Wales. As a contemplative, Margaret dedicated herself to a life of prayer, but was able to continue her writing. The name of Sister Teresa Margaret became known in convents all over the world through her writing on spiritual life and through her two books, the biographies of St. Teresa of Avila and St. Therese of Lisieux. At the invitation of Bishop Remi DeRoo, sister Margaret came to the diocese of Victoria in 1969 with the hope of establishing a religious community inspired by the vision of Vatican Council II. Sister Margaret’s years in the diocese were especially marked by her generous service in the area of social justice and ecumenism. Survived by her sister June Stone (Tom), David, Catherine and Jennifer, her sister Hilda Kent (Colin deceased), daughter Margaret. Prayer Vigil: Bethlehem Retreat Centre, 2371 Arbot Rd., Nanaimo on Sunday, August 10, 2003 at 7:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Bethlehem on Monday August 11, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. Most Reverend Remi J. DeRoo, Bishop Emeritus of Victoria, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, you are invited to donate to the organization for Development and Peace or any Mission organization of your choice. Arrangements confidently assigned to Telford’s Mid-Island Memorial Services.

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