Written on: April 4, 2016
Plants and all that grows are Sister Maureen O’Hara’s (Sister Shaun Marie) passion. After a long career as an elementary school teacher and administrator, she brought that passion to her work with the Penn State Cooperative Extension Urban Gardening Program, helping green thumbs and beauty multiply in inner city Philadelphia. While living at the Motherhouse, she was often seen kneeling in the fragrant flower beds which she had planted. For her, the simple act of gardening and the greatness of God are clear to her. Gardening is a daily prayer and meditation. She presently resides with other Grey Nuns at Lafayette Redeemer which is in close proximity to acres of parkland.
These years have been times of unexpected events both of blessings and times of deep spiritual depths. My Grey Nun companions and their extended family and friends have buoyed me along these 60 years. May I say with gratitude how much I love you all, always have and always will.