January 7, 1930 ~ May 21, 2010
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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