Sr. Miriam
Sr. Miriam Therese Larkin, C.S.J., passed away on May 21, 2010. She was a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since March 19, 1949. Sister Miriam Therese ministered with distinction in higher education and in various leadership roles. Following graduate studies at Regina Mundi in Rome, Notre Dame University, and UCLA, Sister taught Philosophy at Mount St. Mary's College between 1965 and 1982. During six of those years, she was also Director of Novices for the Los Angeles Province. During the years 1982-1990, she served as General Superior for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, during which she also held a term as President of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and a term as President of the Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph. After her return to California, Sister spent the last twenty years in various capacities related to theological education and spiritual development. She had the opportunity to return to ministry at Mount St. Mary's College; this time as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is survived by her cousins, Susan Sanders, Sheila Poggenburg, Ann Alexander, Noreen O'Reilly, Matthew Dowd, and Teri Crowley. The Vigil Service will be on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 4:30 PM and the Funeral Mass at 7:00 P.M., both at Carondelet Center. The Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California Donations in memory of Sister Miriam Therese Larkin may be sent to: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

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  1. I discovered my cousin, Sr. Miriam, while researching family history and though we didn’t know each other long, her deep sense of purpose and calm abiding has had a profound effect in my life. Like very few I have known, she truly lived the principles she taught. I will carry with me always as an ideal the memory of her ability to make intellectual and spiritual concepts concrete, grateful for a gift she shared so beautifully and effortlessly.

  2. My dear Teacher, Sr. Miriam Therese, I am so very sad to learn of your passing! I remember our days in philosphy (and history ) when you explained such difficult theories to us Mounties!! So patient and thoughtful… You will be missed! Love, Frances Martin

  3. My loving condolences to the family of Sister Miriam…Ive known her since kindergarten through lots of SMA doings and classes. Yeah Red Tie!!!!

  4. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF SR. MIRIAM. I HAVE MANY MEMORIES TO RECALL..KNOWN JOANNE SINCE KINDER- GARTEN AND LOVED EVERY MINUTE WITH HER. YEAH RED TIE, JOANNE!!!

  5. My deepest condolences to the family of Sr. Miriam and the sisters of her community, she indeed was a person who lived the Good New” of our Lord Jesus Christ to its fullness! Sincerely, Marie D-Naples

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