Sister Margaret Heese
Formerly Sister Margaret Bernard
Sister Margaret was born on September 26, 1931 and died on July 21, 2023.
Sister Margaret was a native of Robstown, Texas. Her final ministry was in residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Sister Margaret, formerly Sister Margaret Bernard, entered the Congregation on June 17 and professed final vows on Jan. 23, 1955.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She also earned a master’s degree in art education from Northern Arizona University.
She ministered as a teacher and a director of religious education mostly in California.
After she returned to the mother house in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, you would find her in the sewing room mending all the necessary items for the sisters living on the campus.
Sister Margaret Heese (formerly Sister Margaret Bernard)
In Illinois: Teacher, St. Sylvester, Chicago (1950-54); Teacher, St. Andrew, Chicago (1955-58).
In Indiana: Teacher, St. Thomas, Indianapolis (1958-60); Archives Staff, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2001-02); Providence Hall Sewing Room, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2002-2023).
In Oklahoma: Teacher, Immaculate Conception, Tulsa (1960-65).
In Texas: Teacher, St. John, Robstown (1968-70); Director of Religious Education, St. Therese Parish, Corpus Christi (1988-89); Director of Religious Education, Most Precious Blood Parish, Corpus Christi (1990-2000).
In Arizona: Newman Center/Campus Minister, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff (1975-77); Campus Minister, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff (1977-78).
In California: Teacher, St. Therese, Alhambra (1965-68); Teacher, St. Therese, Alhambra (1970-75); Teacher, St. Teresa of Avila, Los Angeles (1978-79); Teacher, St. Anthony, Gardena (1979-80); Teacher, St. Joseph, Lakewood (1980-85); Parish Ministry, St. John the Baptist, Chico (1985-88).
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