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Sister Marianne McGriffin

Formerly Sister Trinita Marie

Sister Marianne was born on May 5, 1926 and died on October 24, 2010.

Sister Marianne McGriffin

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Sister Marianne, formerly Sister Trinita Marie, was born Mary Ann McGriffin on May 5, 1926. She died on Oct. 24, 2010. She was 84 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 66 years.

Sister Marianne entered the Congregation on Feb. 2, 1944. She professed first and final vows on Aug. 15, 1946 and 1951, respectively.

Her teaching ministry began in 1946 at St. Mary Carmelite, Joliet, Ill. She taught in many other Illinois schools as well as Indiana. In the 1970s, Sister Marianne ministered in religious education at many parishes, and in 1989, she founded Open SPaces, a center where body, mind and spirit could come together in creativity, reflection, prayer and praise.

Sister Marianne’s book, “Reflections in Clay: Mirror of Truth,” documented the workshops and wisdom of Open SPaces.


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