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Sister M. Magdalene Lovrich, OSF

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Sep 21 2015
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Sister M. Magdalene Lovrich, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis of the United States Province and in her 75th year of profession, died on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Mount Assisi Convent Motherhouse in Bellevue, Pa. at the age of 94. 

Sister Magdalene entered the community from St. Albert Church, Adah, Pa. in 1938 and professed her first vows in 1939 at Mount Assisi Convent in Pittsburgh, Pa. She received a bachelor's degree in education from Carlow University majoring in math and minoring in English and Latin; and a master's degree in education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh majoring in English. She completed post-master’s work in secondary school administration at Duquesne University.

Throughout her years of ministry, Sister Magdalene taught in elementary school for one year and the remainder of her teaching ministry in Central Catholic High School in Allentown, Pa., Mount Assisi Academy in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Mon-Valley High School in Monongahela, Pa. Sister Magdalene was principal of Mount Assisi Academy from 1954 to 1970 and also taught English, Latin and math.

She knew many of the alumnae of Mount Assisi Academy and kept in contact with them and they with her after the academy closed in 1978. Sister Magdalene was very intelligent and had a remarkable memory for facts and details. She used her gifts and talents for her religious community and for the students she taught.

Sister Magdalene was a member of the administration of the province for three terms, served as a delegate for three general chapters, secretary for two other general chapters and a delegate for five provincial chapters. She was a member of the Congregational Constitution Committee when major changes took place after the Second Vatican Council. In 1993 she was appointed as the official archivist of the province and served until 2013.

Sister Magdalene was the daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes (Slujnski) Lovrich. She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas. She is survived by her religious community, her sisters, Carolyn Bailey of Land O’Lakes, Fla., and Anna Tuskan, a resident of Marian Hall Personal Care Home in Pittsburgh, Pa.  She is also survived by her nephews, Jerome Tuskan, Ron Tuskan and Dennis Bailey; nieces, Regina Tuscan and Rosemary Pascia. She also has great nieces and nephews. 

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