Throwback Thursday: Remembering Sister Marie Kevin Tighe
Sister Marie Kevin Tighe played a significant role in the canonization of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. During the process, she served as a the liaison between the Sisters of Providence and the Vatican.
Sister Marie Kevin – who passed away in 2014 – is the subject of this week’s Throwback Thursday. She was 89 years old when she passed and had been a Sister of Providence for 72 years.
Sister Marie Kevin was born Anna Therese in 1924, in New Albany. The first photo we have here is of then-Anna Therese at her eighth-grade graduation in 1938.
She attended Presentation Academy in Louisville but later transferred to Providence Juniorate at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She entered the Congregation in 1942.
After ministering as a teacher for several years, Sister Marie Kevin began a ministry as vice postulator/promoter of Mother Theodore’s Cause in 1996. And in 2006, she began a ministry as the director of the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Shrine.
Also in 2006, Sister Marie Kevin traveled to Rome for the canonization of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.