CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Death Notice - Sister Eileen Franz

MARYKNOLL (SE): Sister Eileen Franz died on November 5 at the Maryknoll Sisters Centre in Maryknoll, New York, the United States of America. She was 89-years-old and had been with Maryknoll for 67 years.
Born in Jersey City on 3 December 1927, she is survived by a brother and a sister.
Sister Franz graduated from St. Dominic’s Academy in 1945 and earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. 
She then took up employment in the hospital as a nurse and continued to work there until she jooned Mryknoll on 6 September 1950.
She was given the religious name of Sister Marea Consuela.
After first profession on 7 March 1953 at the Maryknoll Sisters Centre, she was assigned to Taiwan where she studied the Mandarin and Hakka languages.
In 1956, while on short-term assignment to Hong Kong, she also studied Cantonese.
Sister Franz made her final profession on 7 March 1959 in Taiwan.
Then from 1957 to 1967 she worked in the catechetical field, but also used her professional qualifications in offering care to the sick in the parishes of Tahu, Miaoli and Towfen.
In 1968, Sister Franz returned to Hong Kong and worked at Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital in Kowloon until 1971.
She then returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Centre, where she filled various positions over the years up until a few weeks before her death.
A funeral Mass was celebrated for Sister Franz on November 9 followed by interment at the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery.
May she rest in peace

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