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Sr. Jean Marie Birkman

Sister Jean Marie Birkman, OP entered eternal life on July 4, 2019 at the age of 89 after 70 years of religious life.

We commend Sister Jean Marie to your prayers.

Evening Prayer with Remembering Service:
Monday, July 8 at 7:00 pm
Dominican Chapel at Marywood

Funeral Mass:
Tuesday, July 9 at 11:00 am
Dominican Chapel at Marywood

Because the family lived far from a Catholic church, they could not attend Sunday Mass on a regular basis. Instead they prayed the Rosary around the kitchen table and learned about their faith from their parents. Weeklong summer classes with the Sisters furthered their religious education. It is here that Marjorie first met the Dominican Sisters. Later she felt a calling to serve God as a Sister and knowing only Dominicans (of whom she was somewhat frightened), she decided to enter the Congregation September 1948.

Sister Jean Marie was noted for her calm demeanor, determination to solve problems, and ability and competence to handle situations, no matter how difficult. She allowed God to work through her in sickness and in health all her days; holiness was her reward.

Learn more about the life and ministries of Sister Jean Marie.